At our office, we utilize modern technology and digital x-rays for the detection of dental decay, cysts, tumors, and bone loss. Digital technology offers instant images that can be shared with you on a large screen for you to see and discuss with the treatment team.
It is also important to realize that keeping your gums and teeth healthy takes more than routine dental visits. Home hygiene is also important. Keeping your smile healthy requires more than seeing your dentist twice a year. Maintaining oral health takes the cooperative effort of the dentist, the patient, and the dental team. The idea is to preserve the teeth and supporting structures, such as the gums and jawbone, by preventing the onset, the progression, and the recurrence of oral disease.
Things you can do between dental visits include:
- Properly brush at least twice a day
- Properly floss every day
- Use antiseptic mouthwash to kill bacteria and keep your breath fresh
- Eat a well-balanced diet, avoiding sweets and sugary drinks
- Avoid tobacco products
- Rinse your mouth or chew sugarless gum after eating