When is the last time you had a dental check-up? At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we like to see our patients for a check-up and cleaning every six months. You know the old saying: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure. Seeing us twice a year is the most reliable way to head off dental health issues before they get serious.
No one is immune to dental problems, of course. So in addition to regular checkups and cleanings, we hope all our patients have established a good dental health routine at home. That means brushing and flossing at least twice a day; after each meal is the best.
The idea is to make sure your teeth and gums are always clean and free of debris. Even little bits of food can break down and form bacteria. And bacteria really go after the sugars on your teeth: like ants at a picnic, we’ve heard it said. (How’s that for a nice visual?)
The bacteria is what breaks down into the acids that damage tooth enamel, leading to tooth decay. It can also lead to gingivitis, which is the mildest form of gum disease. Left untreated, it can develop into more serious gum disease.
One more thing: replace your toothbrush every few months. There is no hard-and-fast rule on this; just don’t let the bristles get all worn before you pitch it.
With regular checkups and cleanings at Summer Dental in Las Vegas, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your teeth and gums are healthy. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and many other dental services. Make an appointment with us today.
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