Preventative Dentistry in Saratoga SpringsWe know and understand the importance of good preventative care. Part of this includes brushing and flossing your teeth properly.

Good dental preventative care is really important to ensure a healthy mouth, including your gums and teeth.

It is important to brush your teeth at least twice daily to help remove plaque and food particles that get stuck to your teeth. It is recommended that you brush your teeth for two minutes (or longer), though most people rush through this time. You need to make sure that you reach every side of each tooth, including the inside and outside. To help keep your breath fresh, you should also brush your tongue. Then, you can begin flossing.

It is recommended by the American Dental Association that you should floss your teeth at least once daily. Flossing is done to remove plaque that gets stuck in between your teeth. It also gets rid of any plaque that your toothbrush missed (or can’t get to)! If you don’t floss, you will have more problems with tartar, cavities, and even gum disease.

Though many people hate to do it, flossing is really necessary. You can use dental floss or even a pick that is specially designed for flossing. Though flossing shouldn’t be painful, it can feel different and awkward so it is important to keep at it. After a few days or weeks, it will become part of your dental routine.

If you have any questions about brushing your teeth, flossing, or anything else about home care, please contact us today at (518) 584-5060.

Creating a Healthier Mouth

A cleaning and checkup appointment with Saratoga Smiles helps establish a healthy mouth. Our dental hygienist can check on your brushing and flossing habits and have the ability to helpfully recommend changes when needed. The dentist can also discover whether you have problems that need to be addressed to bring your mouth back to its prime state. Plus, the cleaning gets rid of the plaque and tartar that can create tooth decay and gum disease if it’s left alone. This general dentistry appointment helps get your mouth to its healthiest state and guides you in keeping it that way.

Providing Thorough Dental Exams

At Saratoga Smiles, we provide thorough dental exams to get a full view of the state of your dental health. You don’t have to feel anxious about a comprehensive exam as if you’ll get in trouble if your mouth isn’t in perfect shape. The staff’s job isn’t to make you feel bad but to clean the mouth and handle problems before they worsen. They are happy to help prevent and solve problems.

With thorough dental exams, we are able to find even minor problems before they turn into a dental disease. We come up with treatment plans that help you have the fewest number of visits and least intensive treatment necessary. We care about promoting health and practicing ethics in the dental profession rather than putting profits first. We strive to take care of problems early and help you have a clean and healthy mouth when you leave our office. With this goal, you end up having a calmer and more affordable experience with your dental appointments.

When a dentist only provides basic exams to patients, these adults can end up with dental problems that have limited solutions. That’s why a comprehensive dental exam like what we offer at Saratoga Smiles is so important. Our staff will provide a thorough checkup and cleaning to your whole family to keep everyone’s health and smile in great shape.

For more information on preventative dentistry or to request an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (518) 584-5060.