Prevention takes top billing when making a list of ways to avoid the discomfort and expense of having to deal with major oral health issues.  Home care begins with brushing twice a day and flossing at least once – flossing and rinsing after every meal or snack would be the ideal.  In addition, dental hygienists often recommend switching over from a manual toothbrush to an electric model and adding a water irrigator to your arsenal of home tools.  An antibacterial mouthwash can be beneficial in the fight against plaque buildup.  Talk to your dentist or hygienist about your particular needs and ask for recommendations for any dental products that may help to upgrade your home care regimen.

Start your kids out early.  The American Dental Association advises that children begin seeing the family dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts.  These first appointments are mainly to educate the parents about the importance of a healthy diet and to provide them with a list of do’s and don’ts that can decrease the chance of childhood cavities.  Most children will get a cavity at some point but with regularly scheduled checkups the problem will be diagnosed at the earliest stage and any damage may be reversed.

Cosmetic dentistry has come into the spotlight in recent years.  It’s amazing what technological advancements have been made in the field.  The range for cosmetic improvement is so diverse that there is no longer any reason to live with an unsightly smile.

Make your appointment with Meadow Hills Dental today, call 303-647-4441 in Aurora, CO.