A healthy smile often means a healthy body, as your mouth generally shows your overall health. By having regular dental examinations and cleanings at least twice yearly, your teeth, gums and tongue are kept in the best condition. Learn more about keeping your smile healthy from your Two Rivers, WI, dentists at Two Rivers Family Dental, LLC.
Poor dental hygiene can lead to several detrimental oral health issues including:
- Halitosis (Bad breath)
- Tooth decay
- Canker Sores
- Gum disease
While good dental hygiene is a daily process with brushing and flossing, regular exams and cleanings by a Two Rivers family dentist is just as important. At a dental examination your dentist examines and charts your teeth, noting any chips, decay or need for treatment. They will also take x-rays (sometimes including panoramic) of both the anterior (front) and posterior (back teeth). This allows your family dentist to offer the most comprehensive diagnosis of issues within your teeth and gums.
After a dental exam, there will generally be a cleaning where all plaque or tartar buildup is removed, the teeth are polished and fluoride is applied to the teeth. For young children, a sealant may be applied which can prevent tooth decay from occurring.
Oral Hygiene Tips
Practicing proper dental care is just as important as anything else you do for your overall health. Good oral hygiene means brushing after every meal and flossing every day. A mouth rinse also helps to kill bacteria in the mouth and should be used regularly too. All of these tips can protect more than just your teeth, but your health as a whole. Your family dentist can answer any oral hygiene questions you may have at your six-month checkup.
To schedule a dental examination and dental cleaning at Two Rivers Family Dental, LLC in Two Rivers, WI today, call (920) 794-8947.