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Don’t let the myths surrounding dental care prevent you from the smile you always wanted, consider some of the facts before making any dental decision. Today we’ll give you some of these helpful facts you can think about during your decision process.

Did you know that your genetic history plays a role in your dental health? It’s important to speak with your family members about dental complications they’ve experienced in the past so you are more informed to make better oral care decisions in the future. If you find out that gum disease and decay occurs in your family, speak with your dentist during your appointment. They will be able to ensure you have the proper treatment and care for your mouth.

One question we are commonly asked is, “If I go to the dentist every six months, I don’t have to brush my teeth or floss right? Well, if you think going to the dentist every six months for cleanings is enough to prevent decay or gum disease, it may be time to rethink your practices. While going to the dentist for professional cleanings and exams is important, there are certain practices you should be doing at home to ensure your mouth stays healthy and clean. Consider brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily and rinsing with a mouthwash on a regular basis.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with our office, give us a call today at 815-344-6811!