If you are in the El Paso, TX area and looking to improve your oral health, Edgemere Dental is here to help you understand the ins and outs of preventative dental care. Avoiding tooth decay, gum disease, and infections are just some of the benefits of preventative dental care.

What is Preventative Dental Care?

Preventative dental care is the practice of caring for your teeth and gums to maintain them for as long as you possibly can. Dental technology has improved a lot in the last few decades, making dental procedures more effective, accessible, and affordable than ever. So there really isn’t any excuses for not going to the dentist for regular dental check ups in our day and age.

Brushing and Flossing daily along with regular dental visits should be at the top of everyone’s priorities. These three activities are the foundation for preventative dental care.

Brushing & Flossing Daily

Brushing after every meal, when you wake up, and before you go to sleep is recommended by dentists to avoid plaque and tartar build up. Brushing your tongue is also a good idea to help avoid bad breathe. Each time brushing for at least two minutes to make sure all food particles are removed are not allowed to generate bacteria that develops periodontal disease and tooth decay. There are many different types of tooth brushes and tooth pastes on the market, so make sure to test out different types to see which work best for you.

Flossing at least once daily is another activity that is crucial in preventing oral diseases. Flossing removes food particles that get stuck between your teeth and are difficult for your tooth brush to reach and remove. Removing these food particles will ensure that food is not rotting between your teeth attracting bacteria that create inflammation, decay, and infections.

Regular Dental Visits

To maintain a healthy smile there’s no way around it, you have to visit the dentist regularly to check for any new dental problems, get a thorough teeth and gums cleaning, and receive a flossing and fluoride treatment. Regular dental visits ensure that any dental health problems are corrected quickly. Good oral health maintenance also improves your overall health. 

Schedule an Appointment with Our Dental Health Experts

To learn more about preventative dental health or to schedule a dental visit, call us at 915-921-6200, or visit our Contact page to send us a message. Our dental health professionals can answer any questions you have about our dental treatments or procedures. We can also discuss insurance and financial options we have available to our patients. We are patiently waiting for your call to help you achieve your best smile!