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The Importance Of Preventive Dentistry

Just as it’s easier to quit smoking or to start exercising to ward off heart disease rather than just treating it once it shows up, the same rules apply to dental issues. Our Cohasset, MA, family dentists Dr. Kevin Thomas and Dr. Aaron Chenette want to protect you from cavities, gum disease, infections and injury by making sure you get regular checkups and care. Visiting us every six months is beneficial for,

  • Removing plaque and tartar buildup from teeth and gums
  • Reducing your risk for cavities and gum disease
  • Offering up other preventive measures to reverse early signs of decay and periodontal disease
  • Catch health problems early when they are highly treatable
  • Remove surface stains and enjoy a whiter smile with fresher breath
  • Detecting early signs of oral cancer
  • Providing you with advice and recommendations to properly care for your smile

Along with visiting our family dentists here in Cohasset, MA, every six months it’s also important that you are doing your part to protect your smile against decay and gum disease. Good preventive dentistry starts at home. Here’s what you can do to keep you and your family’s smiles healthy,

  • Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • Make sure that you brush for at least two minutes every time you brush
  • Floss at least once a day, ideally right before bedtime
  • Make sure that you are staying hydrated
  • Avoid sugar and starches, which can increase plaque buildup
  • Eat a nutrient-dense diet that promotes healthy teeth and gums
  • Quit smoking
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Wear a sports guard when playing contact sports
  • Wear a nightguard every time you sleep if you grind or clench your teeth at night (a condition known as bruxism)

It’s important that you make room in your schedule to visit your Cohasset, MA, family dentist twice a year to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy. We understand that you lead a busy life, but the team at Cohasset Dental can work with your schedule to find an appointment time that’s ideal. Call us today at (781) 383-9393 to schedule your next visit.

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