People are supposed to brush and floss their teeth twice a day, but how many people follow this guideline?
Regular brushing and flossing at home are some of the most significant ways the average individual can care for their teeth. It is considered regular maintenance and a form of preventive dentistry, which is designed to keep a smile healthy, so future problems don’t develop.
Home treatments are supplemented by professional practices like the oral exam and in-office deep cleaning. At Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, we offer all of our patients in Newton intensive preventive care to help achieve optimal oral health and wellness.
You might be thinking, “If I brush my teeth at home, why do I need an in-office cleaning?”
Unfortunately, modern tools and brushing practices at home do not thoroughly clean the teeth. A sticky substance called plaque is left behind on the teeth and gums by food and beverages. This plaque is a film made of bacteria. It seeps between the teeth and can become trapped in pockets of the gums, slowly eroding the enamel and creating cavities and infections.
When you visit our office, our dentist uses specialized tools to reach every part of the tooth to eliminate plaque. When done twice a year, this treatment helps prevent cavities, infections, and dental decay, so the teeth remain healthy.
Regular exams and cleanings are not the only types of preventive treatment available at Newton Wellesley Dental Partners. Our office in Newtonvile, MA, also offers the following procedures:
Both fluoride treatment and dental sealants can be applied immediately after a cleaning and are designed to strengthen enamel and provide an extra layer of protection against plaque and decay. They are available for children and adults.
At Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, we want to help you be the healthiest you possible. If you are interested in preventive care, all you need to do is call and schedule an appointment with our office. We are currently accepting new patients, and our skilled staff will create a custom treatment plan just for you.