Believe it or not, preventive dental care plays a major role in your overall oral and physical health. The onset of decay can lead to a multitude of problems, some relating to oral health, and some relating to overall well-being. This is why proper preventive care is so instrumental for both you and your child’s developing teeth.
At Sunnybrook Dental we believe prevention is always better than treatment. By actively preventing dental disease and decay through regular home care, professional dental cleanings and regular exams, you will maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. In addition, effective prevention can help you avoid costly treatments in the future to remove decay, restore teeth and treat gum disease. Regular prevention is truly your best investment. Natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where the intake of harmful foods is controlled. In order to do this, we recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes at a time. Brush your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush, moving the brush in a circular motion over every surface of every tooth. Floss at least once a day and use an antiseptic and fluoride rinse as directed to complement your oral hygiene program.
For children, good dental health actually begins before your baby is even born. Prenatal vitamins and overall healthy habits contribute to healthy baby teeth. By actively preventing dental disease and decay with daily dental care basics, professional dental cleanings, and regular exams your children can maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.