Effective and consistent oral hygiene habits are essential for reducing your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease. This starts with brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as remembering to thoroughly floss at least once per day.
When brushing your teeth you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a quality toothpaste. The American Dental Association notes that toothpaste with mild abrasives and fluoride can help clean away plaque and food particles while also helping you to maintain strong tooth enamel.
You should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance when shopping for toothpaste or other oral care products. Only products that have met their rigorous standards for safety and effectiveness are approved to print this logo on the item.
Having a dentist perform a routine dental checkup twice each year is also an essential component of maintaining a healthy mouth. This important outpatient appointment will help to clean your teeth, polish away minor dental stains and also monitoring the general health of your mouth.
If our dentist finds early signs of an oral health problem, we will help you understand your treatment options. This might include applying a preventive measure such as a fluoride treatment or dental sealants.
If you live in the Greenville, South Carolina, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 864-234-7023 to schedule a dental checkup at Pelham Oaks Dentistry. Dr. Trey Morrow, Dr. Jennie Reardon, and Dr. Pat Breaux are here to help you!