The reason for going to the dentist regularly is important so that your dentist may detect cavities or tooth decay in its early stage.
At Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates, we recommend that you visit and have a regular dental checkup every six months. For those with dental issues, rule of thumb is every 3-4 months.
Dental X-Rays are a must because it’s a great diagnostic tool that can help your dentist see any damage or disease that is not visible to the naked eye.
Flossing contributes to good dental hygiene. It is an excellent way to clean your teeth, remove dental plaque, and prevent cavities together with brushing your teeth.
Good oral and dental hygiene can help you avoid cavities and tooth decay. Here are some tips which can help you prevent them:
✓ Ask about antibacterial treatments
✓ Avoid frequent snacking and sipping
✓ Brush with fluoride toothpaste after eating or drinking
✓ Consider dental sealants
✓ Consider fluoride treatments
✓ Eat tooth-healthy foods
✓ Rinse your mouth with mouthwash
✓ Visit Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates regularly
Fluoride is an important part to include in your oral and dental health as it prevents cavities and strengthens enamel.
We recommend you to brush your teeth twice a day for about 2 minutes with a fluoride toothpaste and floss at least once a day before or after you brush.
It is only reversible when it affects the enamel of the tooth. Once decay progresses, it is physically impossible to reverse a tooth decay. It’s important to have your dentist spot the decay in its very early stages to avoid the drill.
Yes, you should plan to have your tooth repaired especially if it’s chipped. A chipped tooth equals a significant loss of tooth structure and can contribute to new chips in the future.
Patients have to visit their dentists for all sorts of reasons. Here are common procedures done by a general dentist:
✓ Root Canal
✓ Teeth cleanings
✓ Teeth whitening