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We don't expect you to be an expert on dental care, so we always welcome your questions. When you fully understand what a procedure involves and why it's important, you'll feel more confident about the treatment decisions you make.
We've shared some of the questions we hear most often, but you most likely have your own. If you don't see the answer you're looking for here, please don't hesitate to give us a call!
Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day have been proven to help prevent cavities and keep gums healthy. Make sure you are using a soft bristle toothbrush or an electric toothbrush and using a gentle brushing motion. Early detection of areas you are missing is also key. Visiting our office for two professional cleanings a year allows us to help you avoid major problems by catching smaller ones first.
Maintaining a consistent cleaning schedule will help minimize the need to make an “emergency” visit due to a large cavity going unnoticed. To schedule an appointment, contact us.
Twice daily brushing is good for removing plague and food from certain areas of your teeth. But flossing allows you to get between other areas that brushing may miss. Flossing will also help prevent the formation of tartar, which can cause gum disease, bad breath and the harboring of millions of bacteria.
If you have trouble flossing or are unsure of the proper technique, the team at Southside Dental Center is happy to demonstrate and provide tips to ensure you are keeping everything as clean as possible. Give us a call at (763) 703-2367 to learn more.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in many types of food and water. Naturally occurring fluoride is found in vegetables like spinach, canned fish and milk. It is also added to your tap water. If you do not have fluoridated tap water, supplements are available as well. Fluoride works to strengthen your tooth enamel and can prevent the development of cavities in both children and adults.
Talk to your hygienist to determine if you are getting enough fluoride in your diet or if additional fluoride treatments would be beneficial. To learn more, call us at (763) 703-2367.
Make it a fun activity! Brushing and flossing is a lifelong habit that should be started very early in your child’s life. Be enthusiastic and brush your teeth with them to give them encouragement. Your children want to be like you and will mimic your excellent habits.
Modern digital radiographs (x-rays), like the ones performed at Southside Dental Center, are one of the lowest radiation dosages performed. As modern technology continues to advance, the radiation levels will continue to decrease. To learn more about our technology and how they aid in your dental care, contact us.