Dental Hygiene is very important and can be easily maintained with the proper habits. Daily brushing and flossing at home is just as important as routine dental cleanings at the dental office. Routine office cleanings along with proper at-home care provides patients with healthy gums and teeth for life; we encourage our patients to take an active role in their oral health. At Belterra Dental, we believe in empowering our patient’s with knowledge so they can make the right decisions for themselves and their family members.
The American Dental Association recommends a bi-annual cleaning and exam for all patients. These routine appointments help keep cavities and gum disease in check; additionally, routine exams prevent our patients from experiencing a toothache or gum pain. Catching and treating cavities and gum disease during the early stages is key to keeping a healthy mouth. Current research indicates that poor oral hygiene is related to heart disease and diabetes as well as other systemic conditions. The oral cavity is the link to an overall healthy body.