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The Importance Of Preventive Care
By Emerald Coast Family Dentistry
February 13, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Preventive Care  

Preventive dentistry can protect your smile for the rest of your life.

By adopting good oral hygiene habits and by visiting our Pensacola, FL, family dentist Dr. Jennifer Georgiades for routine checkups you can protect your teeth and gums from problems. Along with ensuring that you are properly caring for your teeth, our dentist and her team can provide you with additional preventive care measures including,

Professional cleanings

While we want to make sure that you are properly caring for your teeth on your own we also know that even the best brushers and flossers miss certain spots, particularly around back teeth. When you come into our Pensacola, FL, dental office for routine cleanings every six months, our dental hygienist has the proper tools to not only remove plaque but also tartar, which your at-home toothbrush can’t remove. These cleanings greatly reduce your risk for decay and gum disease; therefore, it’s important that patients of all ages, from children to seniors, keep coming in for professional dental cleanings.

Oral cancer screening

While you may not even realize it, whenever you come into the office for routine checkups our dentist will also inspect the lips, gums and soft tissue of your mouth to look for warning signs (e.g. lesions; sores; red and white patches) of oral cancer. With the rise in oral cancer rates in young adults, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to come in for this simple screening.

Mouthguard

Whether your child plays sports or you grind your teeth, a mouthguard or night guard can protect your teeth from damage. Our dentist will take impressions of your mouth from which to make your custom-fitted mouthguard. It provides a personalized fit and offers much better protection than over-the-counter mouthguards.
 

Dietary Changes

We can also discuss and help modify your diet to reduce your risk for cavities and gum disease. Diets high in sugar, starches and processed foods are more likely to lead to decay and inflammation, but by removing these foods from your diet you can help improve your oral health in the long run.

When was the last time you visited the dentist? If it’s been more than six months then it’s time you scheduled your next cleaning. Call Emerald Coast Family Dentistry in Pensacola, FL, at (850) 944-9655 to schedule your next dental appointment and invest in a healthy smile today.

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