Schenectady teeth cleaning and oral healthWhat if you could stop dental problems before they were even allowed to take hold? Anticipating the future and being proactive about your oral care is the best way to avoid time-consuming work, invasive treatments, and the loss of natural tooth structure. Practicing preventive dentistry doesn’t need to be complicated or confusing. Simply consider the ways that your oral hygiene and habits could be slightly stronger. Below, we’ve listed a few ways you can make sure your teeth stay white, whole, and healthy for many years to come.

Establishing Healthy Teeth At Home and In the Office

We’ll help you along the way by suggesting specific practices and products at your regular dental exams. Adopting new methods of oral care will help maintain your current smile. Of course, bacteria may still find a way to break through even the best dental defenses. But taking part in these suggestions will definitely help keep cavities and periodontal disease at bay (and we won’t mention regular brushing and flossing – that goes without saying!).

  1. Fluoridated dental products – Fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash help rebuild worn enamel, strengthening your teeth against the effects of bacteria and acids (and they also help reduce sensitivity). Ask Dr. Scotto or your hygienist for product recommendations.
  2. Sealants – Sealants are thin, protective, and clear layers applied to typically problematic teeth (like molars). They cover cracks and fissures and keep bacteria and plaque out of hard-to-reach spots. Sealants are quickly applied, and last for many years.
  3. Regular appointments – You should see Dr. Scotto regularly. While this means different things for different patients (depending on your risk for disease), it averages to about once every six months.
  4. Cleaning after eating – If you don’t have time or a place to brush after eating, rinse your mouth with water to get rid of food particles.

Schenectady General Dentist on Patient Education

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your oral health in greater depth, please get in touch with our office! We enjoy seeing our patients’ healthy smiles.

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Robert M. Scotto, D.D.S.
615 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12305
518-374-9770

  

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