Practicing preventive dentistry means that you’re avoiding dental problems—like gingivitis and gum disease—by maintaining good oral health. Preventive dentistry is as much about what you do at home as what we do for you here at Touchstone Dentistry.
Regular flossing and brushing, and eating well, all contribute to healthy teeth, gums, and mouth. Brush at least twice a day using a soft brush and fluoride toothpaste; floss daily; avoid acidic foods that can damage your enamel; don’t smoke; and use a mouth guard if you play sports that put your teeth at risk.
At the clinic
Regular dental checkups are a critical part of good oral health. At Touchstone Dentistry, your hygiene appointment is designed with preventive dentistry in mind. Our friendly and professional hygienists are skilled at providing a gentle touch. A full exam will help identify potential problems as soon as possible—the sooner we treat problems the better. And an in-depth cleaning will help keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy.
Ready to book an appointment?
If you’re due—or overdue—for a hygiene appointment, there’s no better time than the present! Keeping regularly-scheduled cleanings and exams is an important part of preventive dentistry.