The secret behind every beautiful smile is great oral hygiene and a skilled dentist. Proper oral hygiene protects your beautiful smile from damage, while also protecting your overall health. Certain health risks are directly linked to poor oral health. As a result, you need to take your oral hygiene seriously. Maintaining your oral health requires a strong commitment to a proper oral hygiene routine. Not to mention, you must visit your dentist in Vero Beach regularly for in-office cleanings. Skipping any one of these aspects could lead you down the road to developing dental complications.
Maintaining Your Oral Health
We all know you’re supposed to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day, but how many people actually do it? It may be hard to believe but one in four adults don’t brush their teeth twice a day with one out of ten forgetting to brush their teeth often. And, only 21 percent of adults floss their teeth regularly while another one out of three adults have never flossed their teeth. While skipping out on brushing twice a day and flossing may not seem like a big deal, they play a vital role in your oral health.
Brushing and flossing are needed to remove plaque, tarter, and bacteria from the mouth, which are responsible for tooth decay and gum disease. When you don’t brush or floss properly, you leave bacteria in the mouth, which will cause it to accumulate. Overtime, the bacteria will begin to eat away at tooth enamel, leading to tooth decay. Not to mention, bacteria will accumulate around the gum line, leading to the infection that causes gum disease.
Regular brushing and flossing will remove the bacteria that’s known to cause decay and gum disease. However, even with the best home oral care routine, bacteria will still be trapped in hard to reach places, such as between the teeth. You need to visit a Vero Beach dentist twice a year to have regular cleanings and checkups for the final piece of the puzzle to protect your beautiful smile.
Cleanings with Your Dentist in Vero Beach
Your dentist in Vero Beach will thoroughly clean your teeth to remove plaque and tarter that has been missed with brushing and flossing. At each appointment, you’ll undergo a routine checkup to monitor the health of your teeth and gums. With a regular checkup, we are better able to provide the appropriate intervention to protect your smile.
We offer preventative services, such as dental sealants, to stop damage before it even starts. Should you develop a cavity or have gum disease, we offer the treatments needed to stop the damage before it worsens.
At Vero Implant and Esthetic Dentistry, we provide complete comprehensive dental services to protect your radiant smile. With the right home care routine and regular checkups from your Vero Beach dentist, you’ll have a stunning, healthy smile to last a lifetime. If it has been a while since you’ve been to the dentist, call our office today at (772) 794-8307 to schedule an appointment.