Keep Dental Health Top Of Mind
Welcome back to our oral health blog!
At Perrigo Dental Care we strive to provide comprehensive dental services to the families of Hoover, Alabama.
In our office on Patton Chapel Road, we offer preventative cleanings, porcelain veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, orthodontic solutions, dentures, tooth extractions, treatments for cavities, and more.
We are also big on helping families prevent tooth decay.
Tooth Decay Is A Science
Tooth decay usually occurs when sugars and starches are left on the surface of your teeth. They then turn into the acids that form plaque when combined with your saliva.
This plaque in turn destroys your teeth enamel, creates cavities, and even contributes to gum disease.
But there are easy steps that you can take to keep decay from deteriorating your smile.
Take A Bathroom Break
Your family’s oral health greatly depends on how much time you spend over your bathroom sink.
The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth for at least two minutes, twice or more each day.
What’s more, you should start your children on brushing their teeth at the earliest possible age. Before you even have teeth, there is already dangerous bacteria floating around your mouth.
Brushing is your basic defense against tooth decay.
More Needs To Happen
Brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes or more is a great first step.
That said, dental floss is the only way to remove food particles, tartar and plaque that gets between your teeth and in all the hard to reach (or even see) regions of your mouth.
If you like your teeth enough to want to keep them around, we suggest you take the extra time to floss, every time you brush!
You might even want to add a fluoride mouthwash to your daily routine.
Make Perrigo Dental Care Part Of The Plan
Everything that you do at home is all to the good. But some potentially harmful things will inevitably remain in your mouth and will require a well trained eye and special tools to treat.
By visiting us regularly to get a professional cleaning with our Ultrasonic Scaler and Prophy Jet Polish, you won’t have to worry about any tartar, plaque, and bacteria that might have built up in spite of your best efforts.
Moreover, we will be able to examine your mouth for any irregularities so that we can address them before they become major threats. This extends not only to decay but also to gum disease and oral cancer.
For further protection against decay, we can also provide you with dental sealants, regardless of your age.
Dental sealants are basically just layers of protective plastic coating that seal off the grooves and hidden nooks of your teeth that are known to collect food, plaque, etc.
By doing your job at home and making us part of your plan every 3-6 months, you will have done all that you can do to keep decay and disease out of your family’s mouths.
Don’t Avoid Your Dental Health Needs
Contact us today to schedule your first appointment at our Hoover, Alabama dental practice.