The Importance Of Regular Dental Care

Regular dental care is important for your teeth, gums and overall health. Properly cared for teeth can stay healthy and last you a lifetime. Regular dental care includes sticking to an at home regimen of brushing and flossing as well as regular visits to your dentist. Premier Dentistry is proud to provide dental care to the Charlotte, Indian Land, Ballantyne & surrounding areas.

Teeth

The sugars in the foods we eat combine with the bacteria in our mouths to cause cavities. Brushing after every meal and flossing at least once daily help remove these sugars before they can cause damage.
Additionally,  the bacteria that is found naturally in our mouths can multiply if we are not sticking to a regimen. This bacteria can cause the inside of the tooth can become infected, which may lead to a need for a root canal.

Gums

When we are not taking care of our teeth and gums, the bacteria multiply rapidly, leading to very unhealthy gums. Unhealthy gums can develop infections that are very painful and can lead to tooth loss. Gums that bleed during brushing or flossing are likely infected. You should work to improve your your oral care habits. And if it persists, don’t wait until your next regularly scheduled cleaning to see your dentist who will be able to reduce the bacteria count in your mouth. Once the bacteria count is reduced, you will be able to better manage gum health at home.

When to See a Dentist

To keep your teeth and gums healthy, it is recommended that you brush after every meal and floss at least once daily. It is important that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a routine exam and cleaning to help keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. Schedule your dental exam & cleaning today with Premier Dentistry.