A beautiful smile is truly a sign of excellent health, as the mouth is directly linked to all parts of the body through the blood and other avenues. Receiving regular dental care from your dentist is optimal for the maintenance of oral health, as is making healthy lifestyle choices. With teamwork and concentrated effort through daily oral hygiene practices, teeth and gums receive the care they need to stay healthy, and the body is guarded against the effects of harmful bacteria at work in the mouth.
Our patients can rely on our professional team to provide the level of care they deserve. We not only assess the health of teeth and gums, we provide critical state-of-the-art diagnostics such as digital x-rays and an innovative cavity finder that allows us to detect decay before it becomes visible to the naked eye. The dental care services available at our practice include careful cleanings, deep cleanings for gum disease, fluoride rinse, and sealants. Sealants, which are applied quickly and painlessly, are especially useful in keeping decay out of the grooves in teeth.
Because professional dental care is obtained only a few times a year, those practices that are maintained at home take on a great deal of significance. We recommend the following for our San Diego patients:
- Brush at least twice every day, for two minutes, using a soft-bristled toothbrush or a Sonicare brush from our office.
- Floss daily.
- Follow advice for the use of other aids like oral rinse, dental irrigation, or an electric toothbrush.
- Avoid smoking.
- Eat a healthy diet
- Visit your dentist for regular check-ups
We are urged by the American Dental Association to receive professional check-ups every six months; more frequently if gum disease is being treated, if oral hygiene is lacking, if gums bleed, if you are diabetic, or if you smoke. Our schedule is flexible to meet the needs of our patients, allowing all to receive the care needed for great oral health.
If you have questions about the dental care provided at our Pacific Beach Smile Studio, or it is time for your dental check-up, contact us today.