Taking care of your smile requires you to maintain a strong oral hygiene routine at home. You also need to keep current with your (dentist-prescribed) schedule of professional dental cleanings (for most people, this means undergoing a cleaning twice a year).
Our Saint Louis dentists help patients achieve and maintain oral health for years. We know that, with strong preventive and restorative care, people can keep their teeth and gums healthy for life.
Let’s talk about some of the things that we can do to maintain your smile, as well as it’s natural support structure.
1. Regularly scheduled dental cleanings
These cleanings are the foundation of a healthy oral hygiene routine. Our dental team can clear away accumulated plaque and tartar—bacterial substances that you can’t get rid of on your own. Basically, our dental team aims to, during your dental cleaning, give you a “clean slate” that you can work to maintain until you next professional cleaning.
2. Customized at-home dental care routine
Our dentists will help you customize your at-home brushing, flossing, and mouthwash routine. We’ll guide you toward the right products for your smile, and we’ll help you perfect your smile cleaning technique.
3. Preventive treatments
There are also a number of different treatments that we can perform, in-office, which will protect your oral health. For example, dental sealants, once applied to your dental enamel, will help protect your teeth from bacteria, and thus cavities. Ask our dental team about what kinds of protective, preventive treatments might be right for you.
By working together, and employing high-quality dental treatments and techniques, we can help you boost your oral health—and keep your smile strong! Call our Saint Louis dentists to get more information, and to schedule your personal consultation with our team. Your smile is worth investing in!