Preventive Dental Care - Chesterfield, MI

Protecting Healthy Teeth

It is important to practice preventive dental care every day to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Practicing good oral hygiene at home and committing to semi-annual cleanings and exams, you can help keep your smile bright and healthy for years to come.

Below are a few simple ways to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar that lead to cavities and gum disease:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Brush the top surface of your tongue to remove residual food particles and keep your breath fresh!
  • Clean between your teeth by flossing at least once a day.
  • Eat nutritious foods such as raw vegetables, plain yogurt, or fruit and avoid extra-sugary treats.
  • Schedule regular checkups with your dentist every six months for a professional teeth cleaning.
  • Consider dental sealants, a protective coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to reduce your chances of decay.
  • If you play sports, wear mouthguards designed to protect your 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!