Dental hygiene and prevention is essential for healthy smiles in La Habra
The team at Summit Dental is dedicated to helping you avoid oral problems, with hygiene and prevention services. La Habra dentists, Dr. Mario Castellanos, Jr. and Dr. Josue Robles, emphasize that with healthy at-home habits backed by regular professional care, you may never need more costly or time-consuming treatment. Plus, your smile will sparkle.
About 600 strains of bacteria live in the warm moist environment of your oral cavity. Some are beneficial, while others feast on sugars and starches in foods you eat. They excrete acids that irritate gum tissue leading to gingivitis and cavities.
It takes only about two minutes to brush your teeth, tongue, and mouth after meals. Use a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Harder is NOT better. Aggressive brushing damages delicate soft tissues, increasing risk of gum disease. It can also scratch teeth, creating grooves that trap stains.
Brushing, even with excellent technique, reaches only about 70 percent of tooth surfaces. Clean the other 30 percent with gentle but thorough flossing before bedtime.
More than a cleaning
Regular hygiene visits to Summit Dental:
- Keep your smile dazzling – Hygienists use special instruments to remove plaque and stains from places you cannot reach with home care. They also get rid of hardened plaque and tartar at the gum line that contributes to gum disease.
- Monitor oral health – This is the dentist’s opportunity to intercept dental problems early, when they can be treated most effectively.
- Watch for signs of disease – Many systemic diseases such as diabetes show early symptoms in the mouth.
- Control gum disease – Everyone should have at least one professional cleaning each year, and three is ideal. More frequent regular cleanings may be necessary to manage gum disease and help you avoid the need for more invasive treatments.
From nutritional advice to fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and advanced diagnostics, Summit Dental is your partner in hygiene and prevention. In La Habra call (562) 694-3984.