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Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?

There's no doubt preventative health care is worth a pound of cure because dental problems can become exponentially more painful, detrimental to your health, and expensive. Drs. Chad Olson and Neda Falak of Olson Dental in Prior Lake, MN know just what you need to do to maintain a healthy oral regimen.

Advice From Your Family Dentistry Professional

Preventive dentistry helps prevent tooth decay and other early onset diseases. Good oral hygiene habits consist of:

Dental Visits: Dental visits are regular checkups where your family dentist examines teeth and soft tissue for any abnormalities. Your dentist may also provide a professional dental cleaning to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from teeth. Opt for other services like an oral cancer screening to detect cancer during early stages and get a routine x-rays to help your Prior Lake family dentist discover diseases not visible to the naked eye like gum disease and tumors.

Home Care: People shouldn't skip brushing and flossing. You have to brush at least twice a day using toothpaste containing fluoride because it protects teeth against cavities. Floss at least twice a day to eliminate food debris between teeth. Floss under gums as well. Here's a website that can help demonstrate proper flossing.

Other Preventative Care Procedures

There are other ways to care for your teeth.

  • Fluoride: Teeth are already made of fluoride so using products that contain fluoride and drinking water that contains fluoride can help make teeth stronger, decay-resistant and reverse cavity formation.
  • Dental Sealants: This procedure is when your dentist applies a thin coat of plastic on teeth to fill grooves. This prevents bacterial growth and cavity from festering in your teeth, and wreaking havoc, causing gum disease.

Need Assistance?

If you would like to learn more about preventative care, family dentistry, and what you can do to maintain a healthy oral regimen, then don't hesitate to read more at Dr. Chad Olson and Neda Falak's website. Olson Dental in Prior Lake, MN, can also be contacted in case of an emergency at (952) 447-4463.

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