B uilding and maintaining healthy smiles is our mission at Northgate Dental. And the key to keeping a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood is to practice proper oral hygiene and make regular visits to your dentist. By following the practice of Preventive Dentistry, we care for your teeth to keep them healthy before, during, and after your appointment.
Getting to Know You and Your Teeth is Important
One of the main purposes of our regular hygiene appointments is to screen for any dental problems that may be developing, such as cavities, and to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. We believe that oral health education is an important part of preventive dentistry, so we show you and your family ways to keep your teeth and gums healthier while at home, helping you avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, gingivitis, and even periodontitis.
Preventive Dentistry Starts at Home
At Northgate Dental we want to help you keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible while at home and between appointments. Children, teens and adults can get cavities as well as gum disease that can lead to serious dental problems like periodontitis. We recommend brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily or at least 4 times a week to remove plaque from between your teeth and under your gum line, before it can harden into tartar. We also recommend limiting sugary or starchy foods, especially sticky snacks. And of course, visiting your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups is a must. Waiting to see your dentist until you have a tooth ache or another issue is not a good long term strategy for your family’s oral health. Let us know how we can help keep your family smiling.
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