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Protecting Your Dental Health ,

Remember the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?”  Well, this is certainly true when it comes to your dental health.  Taking preventative measures to protect against tooth decay and gum disease can save you the time, money and pain associated with these serious dental health problems.  So what is the best way to protect your dental health?  Practicing good oral hygiene including brushing your teeth two times per day and flossing your teeth at least once per day is a great way to start.  Visiting a dentist for regular dental cleanings and checkups is also very important.  It is recommended that most adults visit a dentist every six months for a routine dental cleaning and checkup.  If you have issues with your dental health, you may need to see a dentist more often.

Other preventative measures include sealants, fluoride treatments and antimicrobial rinses.  These may be prescribed by your dentist according to your individual needs.  Sealants are a clear protective coating that is placed over the biting surfaces on the teeth in the back of the mouth. They are used to prevent cavities by shielding your teeth against bacteria and plaque.  Sealants are commonly prescribed for children but can also be used in adults.  Fluoride treatments can take the form of gels or varnishes that are painted onto the teeth or supplements that can be taken orally.  They are commonly prescribed for children when there is not an adequate intake of Fluoride from available food and water sources.  Antimicrobial rinses can be used to control plaque buildup which can lead to periodontal disease.  For more information about any of these preventative measures, contact a qualified dentist in your local area.

Posted on behalf of Pure Dental Health

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