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General & Preventative Dentistry

We continue to see more and more research confirming what we already know: good oral health is important for good overall systemic health. And the most effective things we can do to maintain our oral health are simple preventative measures, which are easy and relatively inexpensive.

Some of those measures include:

  • Good Oral Hygiene

  • Professional Dental Cleaning

  • Starting Children at a young age

  • Sealants

Why is Oral Hygiene so Important?

     Adults over the age of thirty-five lose more teeth to gum disease (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected by this disease at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by thorough, daily tooth brushing and flossing.

   Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film that sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. With brushing and flossing, you can remove this film which contains both these bacteria and the toxins and acids they produce.

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