Did you know that preventative dentistry and general dentistry are two sides of the same coin? They both involve treatments and procedures with the single goal of preventing issues like tooth decay, gum disease and other issues. Essentially, preventative treatments help to cut down on the need for general procedures like fillings. At Martin Dentistry in Stockton, CA we also encourage all patients to take things further and employ many general dentistry steps at home.
Why? As a preferred dentist in Stockton, we see some issues that can be reduced or eliminated simply by following general dentistry steps at home, on a daily basis. For many patients, though, it does begin with a visit to our office for an exam and a cleaning. It is during this visit that our team can explain if you are brushing your teeth in a less effective way and take the time to show you the proper technique for both brushing and flossing.
They will also discuss how often and when you brush and floss to determine if you need to alter your routine. Issues like the proper toothbrush or electric toothbrush in addition to flossing techniques, toothpastes and rinses will also be considered. After all, some of the general dentistry steps you can take at home can include the use of special medicated or fluoride rinses to help with decay or gum disease. There are interdental brushes, irrigation devices, and even tongue cleaners that can all boost your oral health between visits as well.
The goal is to maximize oral health between visits to our office for your regular preventative dentistry treatments.
Contact Our Stockton, CA Office to Explore More General Dentistry Steps
Do you feel your at home care can be improved? If so, please book a visit or give us a call at Martin Implants at our Stockton, CA office at 209-951-4251. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.