Preventative Care

We value maintaining great oral health whether you’re at home or in our office. It is important that you are practicing good oral hygiene and following up with regular checkups with your dentist. Preventative dentistry emphasizes self-care and professional care for a beautiful smile!

Here are a few tips to get prevent the build-up of plaque and cavities:

  • Always brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and to prevent the onset of cavities. Plus, brush the surface of your tongue because it keeps your breath fresh and alleviates plaque build-up!
  • Floss at least once a day. You can also use a mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen your breath. Floss and mouthwash will help remove plaque and food particles between the teeth and beneath the gum line.
  • Try to avoid eating sugary foods by maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. We recommend eating nutritious foods such as vegetables, plain yogurt, cheese, or fruit can help keep your smile healthy.
  • Ask your dentist about dental sealants, protective plastic coatings that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay often starts.
  • If you actively play sports, be sure to ask your dentist about special mouth guards designed to protect your smile.

Brushing Instructions

Brushing: Step 1

Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.

Brushing: Step 2

Brush gently in a circular motion.

Brushing: Step 3

Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

Brushing: Step 4

Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.

Flossing Instructions

Flossing: Step 1

Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and the other finger takes it up as the floss is used.

Flossing: Step 2

Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.

Flossing: Step 3

Holding the floss tightly, gently saw it between your teeth.Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.

Flossing: Step 4

Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.

Are You Looking for Preventative Care in Florida?

Our goal is to provide you with a beautiful, healthy smile. If it's been six months since your last dental checkup, then it's time to contact our practice and schedule your next appointment!

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