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Quiz: How Professional Care Helps Defend Your Smile

You and your dentist are both important actors when it comes to the fight against dental health problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist is able to support you when you go in for routine dental exams by carefully examining your smile for signs of trouble. You also receive an important professional dental cleaning from your hygienist. This should not give you the impression that you have a minor role to play when it comes to keeping your teeth in great shape. Your daily oral care habits can have a big impact on how well you can defend yourself against potentially serious concerns.


True Or False: Removing tartar from your teeth will protect you against cavities, but it does nothing for your defense against gum disease.

True Or False: By spotting tooth decay in its earlier stages, your dentist can recommend a cavity treatment before you have to undergo a root canal treatment.

True Or False: If you brush and floss your teeth every day, you can probably stop attending regular dental checkups.


False! Removing tartar can protect you against tooth decay and gum disease. Tartar forms when plaque buildup is not taken care of in time – the material will harden, making it necessary for your hygienist to remove.

True! A root canal treatment can be avoided if you identify a cavity before it causes internal problems.

False! You should count on both professional and personal care if you want to give yourself the best defense against tooth decay. Unless your dentist tells you to change to a different routine, you should plan to go in for preventive care every six months.

Professional Care From Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury Can Help You Defend Your Healthy Smile

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, you can count on great care from your dentist at every appointment. By taking advantage of routine preventive care services, you can look forward to a great defense against problems like tooth decay and gum disease. If you do develop a problem, you can look forward to superior care to address the matter. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we proudly accept patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all other neighboring and nearby communities.