We recommend visiting the dentist regularly to help prevent small problems from becoming much bigger problems. Your dentist is often the first healthcare provider to spot the signs of oral cancer.
Preventative dentistry includes regular checkups and dental hygienist deep cleaning to remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth and below the gum line. This helps to prevent bacteria buildup, which can cause gum disease and cavities. Your dentist will also look for signs of oral cancer. When caught early, survival rates for oral cancer can be as high as 95%.
We recommend brushing twice a day for two minutes using fluoride toothpaste. We also recommend using interdental brushes or dental floss to clean all of the tooth surfaces. If you aren’t sure if you are caring for your teeth correctly, ask your dentist or dental hygienist during your next routine appointment.
Children should visit the dentist every six months starting from early childhood. You can bring your child for a visit as soon as their first tooth appears. We make a trip to the dentist fun and engaging for young children, so they know they have nothing to be afraid of.