The Importance Of Preventive Care

Maintaining a healthy body means practicing healthy habits, and the same goes for your smile. Oral hygiene, proper nutrition, and visits to your dentist are the keys to dental health, and Dr. Yan Morrissey of Village Dental in Wilsonville, OR, is here to help you achieve a lifelong healthy grin.

With a combination of at-home and in-office preventive care, you can have strong, bright teeth you are proud to show off.

Why is preventive care important?

Prevention is always preferable to intervention, as it keeps you from experiencing pain and developing further health problems, such as gum disease, tooth loss, decay, or cavities. It also saves you money, as you won't require costly procedures or treatment to correct your dental issues.

What are the key elements of preventive care?

  • Brushing: Brush twice a day or after meals with a fluoridated toothpaste to prevent tartar buildup and cavities.
  • Flossing: Floss daily to loosen particles between the teeth and rinse them away before they develop into plaque
  • Good nutrition: A balanced diet helps you maintain strong teeth. Limit sugary foods and drinks, including juices and sodas, to prevent cavities and decay. Carbonated beverages should also be consumed sparingly, as they can wear away at your tooth enamel. If you are concerned about staining of your teeth, avoid coffee, tea, and wine, or make sure to rinse thoroughly after drinking.
  • Dental exams and professional cleanings: Twice a year or as needed, make an appointment with your dentist at our Wilsonville, OR, office for an exam and cleaning. We use powerful dental tools that provide the deepest clean, buffing away stains, tartar, and buildup for your brightest smile. Exams are necessary so your dentist can catch any problems, such as gum redness or cavities before they worsen.

Keep dental woes at bay with preventive care. Call Village Dental in Wilsonville, OR, at 503-582-8255 today to make an appointment with dentist Dr. Morrissey.

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