Maintaining healthy dental habits is the best way to ensure that your teeth remain strong and healthy throughout your life. At our dental office in Fort Worth, we help our patients follow a consistent, thorough and effective dental care plan to keep their smiles bright and perfect.
Taking Care of Your Teeth at Home
At-home care is vital for maintaining excellent oral hygiene and dental health. Brushing every day as well as daily flossing are the most effective ways to prevent decay and gum disease that can lead to tooth loss in the long term. Our dentist can help you determine what type of brush and floss are best for you. If you have mobility issues or particularly sensitive teeth, for example, different tools might work better to ensure you keep your teeth thoroughly clean and maintain the health of your gums.
It is also important to take measures to prevent injury. For example, if you play contact sports of any kind, you should wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and jaws from injury. You should also always be prepared in case of a dental emergency, so that your teeth can be treated immediately for the best results and most thorough recovery.
Regular Care at Your Dentist’s Office
In addition to thorough, everyday care at home, you should visit our dental office at least twice a year. Our dentist will thoroughly evaluate your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. He or she will also provide an oral cancer screening, and take X-rays to find structural problems or decay that is not immediately visible on the surfaces of the teeth.
Though it might be tempting to skip the occasional dentist appointment, it’s very important to keep your visits regular and up-to-date. Regular visits help the dentist keep track of any existing problems and determine if they are worsening so treatment can be recommend immediately.
Combining diligent at-home care with regular office visits will help you make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy for many years to come. If you are due for a dental check-up, please contact us at 682-204-4933 right away for an appointment.