ORAL HYGIENE CARE

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Daily preventive dental care, including proper brushing and flossing, can help stop problems before they develop.

Getting to know patients and developing long-term relationships that last through generations, is what the team at Troutman Family Dentistry really enjoys. The skilled staff is always available to help and offer plenty of smiles, listen to your questions and concerns, and strives to make your visit stress and pain-free.

Often, people are nervous about visiting a local dentist. The wonderful people at Troutman Family Dentistry understand and work hard to make their patients feel welcome and comfortable. They explain each procedure, take the time to answer your questions, and walk each patient through the various options that are available.

In between regular visits to the dentist, there are simple steps that each of us can take to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems.
These include:

  • Brush thoroughly twice a day
  • Floss daily
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit sugary snacks
  • Use dental products that contain fluoride
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months.

The following are indications of good oral hygiene:

  • Your teeth are clean and free of debris
  • Gums are pink and do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss
  • Bad breath is not a constant problem.

DENTAL CLEANING

A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. Most dental cleanings take only between 30 and 45 minutes and should be done every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay.