Preventative Dentistry

Preventive dentistry can help you avoid dental problems and even overall health problems. Simple approaches can make a difference to ensure you have a healthy smile for life. Here are some ways we can help:

Professional Dental Care

The most important preventive measure for your dental health is regular dental hygiene visits. If your teeth are healthy and you do not have orthodontic work, schedule visits every six months. Remember to mark it on your calendar so you never forget your dental appointment!

A complete exam, including x-rays, can detect and prevent dental problems. If Dr. Hawkins does detect an issue, early treatment is the key to effective results and a healthy smile.

Professional teeth cleanings do much more than at-home cleanings. Plaque and tartar that can damage your teeth and gums can be more effectively removed with dental instruments. Professional cleanings will keep your mouth free of these harmful substances.

Home Dental Care

However, home dental care is also an important part of preventing dental problems. You should brush and floss at least twice each day. Brush or rinse your mouth after meals and snacks for added protection. For the best results, use products approved by the American Dental Association.  

Choose foods and beverages that are good for your teeth. Avoid sugary, starchy, and acidic products. Have crunchy, fresh vegetables instead of unhealthy snacks like chips or candy. A calcium-rich diet is also important for dental health, regardless of your age.   

You Can Avoid Oral Health Issues

Dental hygiene in the dentist’s office, home oral care, and a nutritious diet can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.  It can result in great oral health for a lifetime for individuals of all ages.

At Hawkins Dentistry, we can help everyone in your family maintain healthy teeth. From toddlers to grandparents, everyone can benefit from preventive dentistry at our office. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

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