Prevention of oral health diseases is a collaborative effort between you and your Madera, CA dentist.
In most cases, we like to see you twice each year for preventive dentistry appointments, which include:
- Thorough checkups
- Periodic x-rays
- Oral cancer screenings
- Professional teeth cleanings
If you have an oral health issue—gum disease, for example—we will provide a more customized schedule.
Recommendations from Your Dentist in Madera, CA
As far as brushing and flossing, we strongly encourage at least two brushing sessions each day and one flossing routine. However, if you snack after your last brushing and flossing for the day, we encourage you to add another oral hygiene session.
And, as a rule, you never want to go to bed with debris on or between your teeth. Overnight, this can lead to enamel erosion and eventually tooth decay.
Ideally, brushing and flossing after every meal is the best course. And when you floss, be sure to use a fresh length of string between each of your teeth to prevent moving bacteria around.
It’s also important to contact our dental office if you notice oral changes like bleeding gums during your at-home routine. This could be a sign of gingivitis (early gum disease).
Preventive Dentistry in Madera, CA
Diligence at home is critical, but it does not replace regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.
Your dentist can diagnose emerging conditions before they threaten your teeth and gums. And our hygienist gets rid of everything that your toothbrush and floss cannot, including stubborn and cavity-causing plaque.
During your teeth cleaning, you can also pick up some personalized care tips for at-home care from our dental hygienist.
We Offer Family Dentistry in Madera, CA
If it’s time for your preventive dental checkup and teeth cleaning in Madera, CA, contact us today. And always reach out if you have any questions for our team.