Improving Your Defense Against Tooth Decay
Posted January 31, 2018 by Wager-Evans Dental
What kind of steps should you take if you want to improve your current oral health care routine? Is it more important to make changes to your diet, or should you focus on how you clean your teeth? You should be making an effort to practice smart habits in both of these areas, of course, as a lapse in one can limit the effectiveness of the other. Even when you practice great daily care for your smile, you should still make sure to attend routine dental checkups. These appointments will improve your ability to prevent dental troubles from developing, while also giving you the opportunity to have any active problems identified and treated.
If you are concerned about the quality of your daily oral care, take time to review your habits, and see where you might be able to make positive changes. You may be taking time every morning to brush and floss, but if you rush through these activities, you can enjoy less than the full benefit from your efforts. If you mostly stick to a healthy diet, but tend to rely on sugary snacks to help you power through your workday, you could be creating an undesirable cavity risk.
Regular dental exams can give you the reassurance that your regular preventive efforts are effective. That being said, they can also alert you to trouble when an oral health problem develops. Your dentist can arrange for you to enjoy restorative treatment when a problem is identified at a checkup, so your condition does not have time to worsen. That means you can avoid more advanced cavity care, and have your smile restored after the placement of a dental filling.
Wager-Evans Dental Can Help Defend You Against Tooth Decay
At Wager-Evans Dental, our practice is proud to help patients in and around the Reno area enjoy fantastic smile care. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome individuals from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding areas. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, you can visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.