We want you to have a beautiful smile and healthy teeth! We have put some information together to make sure you are taking the best preventive care for your teeth.
Preventative care: At least every 6 months
It is so important to do your part at home. We advise brushing twice daily for 2 minutes each time and flossing at least once daily. So many dental problems can be prevented with good oral hygiene practices. Keep in mind that even patients with good home care can develop dental decay or gum disease, and we recommend all patients to be seen at least every 6 months for a cleaning and routine exam. If we diagnose any stage of gum disease or periodontal disease, we may recommend more aggressive treatment and recall cleaning schedules.
Our tip: Come in for a consultation and schedule your next appointment after each visit.
Kids Love to Smile!
Children love to be just like mom and dad. Help create good oral health care habits for the little ones in your life! Baby teeth should be cleaned twice a day, like adult teeth. When toddlers are able to brush on their own, monitor their habits. Remember, children under 6 should be supervised at all times as swallowing toothpaste can be harmful.
Scanlon Family Dental recommends a first dental visit for a cleaning around the age of three. Parents and grandparents: We encourage you to bring infants and toddlers to your own dental visits as a way to introduce them to the office and atmosphere. Establishing regular visits at a young age will improve the health and stability of adult teeth.