Our Elmhurst Dentist Shares Information About Proper Preventive Dentistry

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jun 7, 2022

Our Elmhurst dentists are here to help you get the most out of your oral hygiene routine. With that in mind, we’ve put together this overview of priorities in preventive dental care. We hope that this information gives you a better idea of ways in which you can properly care for your smile today and for years to come…

Plaque Accumulation

To avoid developing oral health problems like dental cavities and gum disease, you really need to be vigilant about clearing away bacterial plaque. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing your smile clears away bacteria and refreshes your smile. Remember that plaque never takes a break, so we have to be just as dogged in our cleaning efforts.

Promote Strong Enamel

Another goal of preventive dental care is to strengthen dental enamel, so that your teeth can better resist threats like acid and bacteria. Along with cleaning your smile as recommended by your dental team, you can also use products that contain fluoride to help enamel remineralize. Many toothpastes and mouthwashes are made with fluoride for this very reason. And, in the United States, our public water supply is fluoridated.

Promptly Pinpoint Problems

Regularly scheduled preventive cleanings and assessments can set you up for success down the road. Patients who keep up with their regularly scheduled appointments are more likely to identify and treat oral health problems in their earliest stages. We can’t always avoid every potential dental problem. But we can facilitate early detection through preventive care.

So, there you have it! If, after reading through this information, you think that your preventive dental routine is due for an overhaul, our Elmhurst dentists are here to help you. The best way to get started is to call our office or use the Contact Us page to send us an inquiry!