By Page Family Dentistry
January 26, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Isn’t it about time you gave your smile a little routine TLC to prevent dental problems in the future?

Did you know that most common oral health issues like decay and gum disease are completely preventable with the proper care? That’s preventative dentistryright! Most people can protect their smiles for the long run just by brushing and flossing regularly and visiting their Providence, RI family dentists, Drs. Lawrence and Marc Page, every six months.

Why are these dental visits so important?

While it seems like there is always a debate about how often someone should visit the dentist, it’s important to talk to us about when to come in for routine checkups. The average healthy adult should visit our Providence dentist every six months for cleanings. If you are at high risk for dental problems you may need to come in more frequently. Cleanings help us remove plaque and tartar, which are responsible for decay and gum disease.

Through a physical exam, cleaning and x-rays (performed once a year) we can easily spot issues or potential problems and take care of them right away when they are much simpler to treat. We can also monitor small spots of decay to make sure they don’t turn into cavities. That’s why coming in to see us regularly is so important to your oral health.

How should I care for my smile between visits?

Of course you shouldn’t neglect your smile between visits. There is so much you could be doing to protect your teeth and gums. You should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day (ideally, after every meal) for a minimum of 2-3 minutes each time. And it’s time to toss your toothbrush and buy a new one when the bristles become frayed.

You also don’t want to forget about flossing. If you floss daily you are on the perfect track to good oral health. When you floss doesn’t matter as long as you do it every day, but, ideally, you’ll want to floss at the end of the evening before you brush your teeth.

Did you know that eating a balanced diet is also part of having a healthy smile? By limiting sugar and simple carbs and turning to proteins, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy and legumes (and don’t forget to drink enough water every day!) your smile will get all the essential nutrients it needs to stay healthy and strong.

Don’t wait until problems have happened to get the proper dental treatment in Providence, RI. Turn to Page Family Dentistry today to get the preventive dental care you need.

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