Dental Hygiene Preventative Care
Louisville, KY Dentist
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends dental visits at least twice per year. Regular exams and professional care can help to ensure optimal oral health. At Hurm Family Dentistry, our team consistently provides high-quality dental care and thorough preventive exams.
Professional hygienic care rids the teeth of harmful plaque and tartar build-up. This is important for preventing tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health issues and can help keep your teeth looking whiter and brighter.
During your examination, we will also:
- Evaluate your overall oral health
- Discuss oral hygiene practices and habits
- Check your bite and jaw for any issues
- Evaluate your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer
- Evaluate existing tooth restorations
- Take dental x-rays if necessary
Professional dental care is important for maintaining great oral health. However, it is vital that you continue good dental hygiene at home as well. Dr. Hurm recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice per day and floss daily. This helps prevent tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health issues.
There are additional ways to help keep teeth strong and healthy. Toothpastes and mouth rinses with fluoride are available over-the-counter. Eating a balanced diet and limiting sugary snacks can also contribute to good oral health. It’s best to avoid drinks that contain acid, such as soda pop or any carbonated beverage.
Healthy dental hygiene habits can help keep your teeth strong and beautiful. If you have any questions about your current dental hygiene routine, please contact us.