Cavities and gum disease are not inevitable. They can be rare when you take advantag e of our strategies for preventive care here at Georgetown Family Dental. With proper nutrition and oral hygiene at home, and two visits to our office every year, the odds are distinctly in your favor to have strong, healthy teeth and gums.
When we talk about proper nutrition, for the purposes of your oral health that means keeping a close watch on the amount of sugar and starch you consume. Foods like ice cream, candy, and cake, along with drinks such as juices and sodas contribute a great deal to the formation of cavities and the onset of gum disease. So too does pasta, rice, bread, and potatoes. Our Savannah dental office recommends that you brush your teeth when you wake up every morning, before you go to sleep each night, and if it all possible, after meals. By doing so, you give the bacterial acids in dental plaque less time to erode your tooth enamel and to irritate, inflame, and infect your gums. Flossing at bedtime succeeds in loosening lodged food particles and plaque that sticks between your teeth. The tartar buildup that results from hardening of dental plaque not removed during your daily brushing and flossing requires a professional teeth cleaning at our Savannah dental office. It’s part of a complete oral examination, which you should have done twice per year. In addition to tartar removal, you will also see the reversal of early stage gum disease, and the diagnosis and treatment of any cavities you may have.
Don’t put your teeth and gums at unnecessary risk. Reach out to our Savannah dental office right now to schedule your next visit. Call us our use the “appointment” button at the top of our homepage.