Preventive care consists of a combination of wise habits at home, along with twice-yearly visits for a complete dental examination and teeth cleaning. At the office of Randall A. Diez, DMD, we know that our patients lead busy lives. However, taking the minimal time it takes to come in for your checkup and cleaning twice per year brings in a large return for your effort.
As important as what we do at our Tampa dental office provides, it wouldn’t be of much use if you neglected your teeth and gums in the time when you’re not here. The good news is that a simple regimen can make a huge difference. Try to eat nutritiously, and avoid excess sugar, which is closely associated with the formation of dental plaque, the filmy substance that causes both tooth decay and gum disease. Brush upon waking. Then brush and floss before you go to bed at night. You may also want to consider using a high quality dental rinse. Our Tampa dental office can recommend which ones are most suitable. If you do all of the above, you’ll put yourself in an ideal position to maintain your oral well-being. However, plaque cannot be addressed 100% on your own, and brushing and flossing are not at all effective against its hardened version, tartar. That’s why our Tampa dental office provides checkups and cleanings. The checkup is to deal with any cavities that have formed in a prompt manner. And the cleaning will remove all plaque and tartar still hiding between your teeth and in your gum pockets. Preventive care makes root canals, tooth extractions, and treatment for advanced gum disease far less likely to be needed.
Preventive care is easiest when you work in conjunction with us. Call our Tampa dental office to arrange an appointment.