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Strategies For Keeping Your Smile Clean And Healthy

Taking care of your smile at home, and by receiving regular preventive care from your Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, can help you avoid problems with tooth decay and gum disease. Unfortunately, oral bacteria can pose a persistent threat. If you allow bacteria to continually attack your enamel, you can wind up with a cavity that calls for professional care. Accumulated plaque and tartar at your gum line can raise your risk for a periodontal infection. Your regular dental exams are important because your professional dental cleanings can remove plaque and tartar, even in areas that are hard for you to reach. With that said, you still need to make a real effort every day to protect your teeth by practicing good brushing and flossing habits.

Providing Great Care At Home

Providing great smile care at home means taking care to clean your teeth, and to limit your exposure to harm. Limiting harm can mean avoiding products that are sugary, sticky, and acidic – all of these properties can make something more of a cavity threat. You should brush your teeth thoroughly at least two times a day, and make sure you spend at least two minutes during every session trying to reach every area of your smile. A daily flossing habit provides you with needed protection against accumulated bacteria and food debris between your teeth.

The Important Care Provided During Professional Dental Visits

Every professional dental visit provides care through a detailed exam, and a thorough professional cleaning. If your dentist sees signs that your gums may be infected, they can recommend an ultrasonic scaling to remedy the problem. A routine cleaning from your hygienist will involve treatment to remove plaque and tartar – removing tartar is particularly important, as you are not able to remove the substance by brushing and flossing.

Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About How You Can Keep Your Smile Clean

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, you can look forward to the kind of dedicated care that will help you prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease. 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 are proud to welcome individuals from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding areas.