Make Time For Your Oral Health

Welcome back to our dental blog!

In Hoover, Alabama, the team here at Perrigo Dental Care is always ready to address your ever-changing dentistry needs.

We hope you find that this online platform is a good resource for keeping your family’s health on track. We also hope to see you in-person soon at our office on Patton Chapel Road.

Once entrusted to our care, we will be your partner in oral health throughout your life.

Around here, we treat seniors and we actually accept children as young as 2 years old, so long as they can manage to sit comfortably throughout their initial dental session.

So, definitely plan to bring the entire family!

Until we see you again in person, with today’s blogpost, we want to impart some basic practices that your family should always keep in mind.

Brushing Is A Safe Bet

We hope that everyone already knows how important it is to brush your teeth vigorously at least twice each day.

This is your basic defense against disease and decay. Plus, it keeps your breath fresh.

The ADA suggests that this be done for 2 minutes or more every time.

Flossing Is Fun

Teaching your children about brushing is the least you can do to protect their teeth and gums. But they need to know that brushing alone is never enough.

To get to the plaque and tartar that lurks between teeth and in other hard to see areas, dental floss is the tool you will need.

Make it a fun addition to your routine.

And remind your kids that keeping their teeth is worth it.

Find Out About Fluoride

Fluoride is a natural element that promotes tooth retention and keeps cavities and decay at bay.

It is readily available in our Hoover, AL tap water.

There are also good fluoride mouthwashes on the market that can bring added benefits to your hard work with the toothbrush and dental floss.

The Dentist Is Your Friend For Life

Coming in to our Hoover, AL dentist’s office every 3-6 months is a great way to maintain an optimal level of oral health for your family.

We know that with free time becoming more and more scarce, the last thing you want to do is spend it with us. But it really is an important investment in your continued well being.

This is because our professional cleanings can take care of any lingering bacteria, tartar, or plaque. And our exams can give you an accurate picture of what is going on in your children’s mouths. Catching things early is always less painful and less costly.

Just so you know, for an extra layer of protection, we also offer dental sealants on children’s permanent teeth. Our hope is that, with sealants, your child may be able to steer clear of the need for fillings or crowns in the future.

Perrigo Dental Care Treats You Like Family

Our team is led by a father-son dentist-duo. So, we know a thing or two about family.

We can assure you that brushing, flossing, rinsing, and visiting your Hoover, AL dentist are habits that will keep your family smiling for years to come.

What’s more, we make it very easy to get started.

Contact us today to schedule a preventative appointment for your family, you’ll be glad that you did.