The importance of Dental Hygiene
North Central West Virginia dental patients interested in a proactive approach to oral health and wellness will want to speak to our team at All Smiles Dental about the benefits and importance of good oral hygiene. Our dentists and dental hygienists work with individuals of all ages to provide the care needed to achieve and maintain a healthy smile.
Why is dental hygiene so important?
While tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the body, it still needs to be cared for to lower the risk of damage, including periodontal disease and tooth decay that can significantly impact the natural teeth. By brushing your teeth after each meal, flossing at least once a day, and visiting the dentist as recommended, many patients can keep their smiles free from periodontal disease and cavities. However, without a proactive approach to oral hygiene, patients may experience problems that, if left ignored, can lead to multiple challenges down the road, such as tooth loss, infections, and even death.
At All Smiles Dental, we want you to have your teeth for life. We want you to be able to eat what you want and not what you can.
What are the steps to good dental hygiene?
Below are a few recommendations to maintain a healthy smile:
- Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush after each meal.
- Floss after each meal, or at least once a day, to remove food particles that become trapped between your teeth.
- Schedule routine visits for cleanings by a dental hygienist and examinations from our dentists to look for early signs of decay, disease, or infection.
- Call the dental office for an appointment as soon as changes or problems arise, as early detection, diagnosis, and treatment are vital for maintaining your smile for life.
Call All Smiles Dental today!
If you need solutions for your smile and want to work with experienced dentists in the area of Clarksburg, WV, we welcome you to call our office at 304-623-9188 to request a consultation visit with Drs. Roger Suter and Adam Boustany. Our facility is conveniently located at 2017 East Pike Street, and we warmly welcome new and returning patients. We are excited to see you and become your new dental home!