You’ve likely heard the saying, “prevention is better than cure.” We agree. At Smile Creation, we encourage patients to take a preventative approach to their oral health. Coming into our office two times a year for a checkup and clean is one of the best ways to ensure your teeth, gums and mouth stay healthy!
The following will take place at your checkup and clean appointment:
Regular dental visits are critical to a healthy mouth. Your dentist can determine if you have any plaque, cavities or gum disease that needs to be addressed. If you don’t care for your teeth properly, you may experience oral pain, tooth loss and feel self-conscious about your smile.
A preventative approach also can save you money down the road. That’s because skipping regular checkups and cleans can lead to costly treatment. A routine dental visit allows us to identify and treat smaller dental concerns before they get bigger and potentially more expensive.
If your mouth is healthy, brushing twice daily and flossing once a day are typically all that you need to do when it comes to oral hygiene habits. You can certainly include an over-the-counter mouthwash as part of your oral care routine if you like; it’s just a preference, but using mouthwash isn’t necessary.
When choosing a mouth rinse, select one that doesn’t contain alcohol. For years, many over-the-counter varieties contained alcohol, which can dry the mouth and be harmful in other ways.
For those patients with gum disease, we may prescribe a medicated mouth rinse to maintain a healthy mouth.
Using a mouth rinse should never be considered a substitute for brushing and flossing.
Contact our team today to book your appointment. We have a conveniently located practice in Bundoora and accept all health funds. Call today!
Keep your teeth in tip-top condition. Contact our Bundoora dental office today to schedule a convenient appointment. We look forward to caring for your smile!