Preventative Dentistry in Ottawa, ON
To us, there’s nothing more important than ensuring our patients leave our office feeling happy and confident about their smiles. We understand that dental issues can feel debilitating, and things like cracked, discolored, or missing teeth can do a lot to derail our overall self-esteem. Proper daily oral hygiene and professional cleanings aren’t merely a rule dentists made up to waste our patients’ time and money. This type of preventative dental care is put in place to keep our mouths happy and healthy for the long-haul! If you or your loved one is due for an oral exam or teeth cleaning, be sure to call Horizons Dental Care today!
Preventative dentistry is the dental care that’s necessary to keep your oral health in excellent condition. We describe this care as a combination of the brushing and flossing you do at home, paired with regular dental checkups to have your teeth cleaned, examined, and x-rayed by a certified dentist. Proper cleaning and hygiene are essential for all smiles, no matter your age. Once your little one’s teeth start to come in, we can cater to their smile all the way into adulthood. You can help safeguard your smile by being intentional about the following:
- Scheduling your regular 6-month visits
- Avoiding acidic foods that work to degrade tooth enamel
- Practicing caution with hard foods, like foods with bones, pits, seeds, and some candies that can damage teeth
- Using a mouthguard when you participate in high-intensity sports
- Investing in a nighttime mouthguard if you’re prone to grinding your teeth
- Refraining from smoking or use tobacco products
Schedule Your 6-Month Checkup Today!
Proper cleaning and oral hygiene not only benefit your smile, but it also works to improve your overall health and wellbeing. Simple preventative care lowers a person’s risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, or chronic medical conditions. A professional examination by one of our seasoned dentists is the best way to get the oral health care you need before any minor issues have a chance to become more severe. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment at our Ottawa, ON office.