It’s tempting to cut corners when we’re running late, but it’s not always wise. If you find yourself reaching for the mouthwash instead of the toothbrush, you’re doing yourself a disservice and inviting dental disease to pay a visit. Your mouth is exposed to a lot of food, acid, and bacteria throughout the day, and mouthwash can’t prevent plaque buildup or protect against dental decay. Brushing and flossing every day is the only recommended way to remove the dangerous debris and protect your mouth against cavities, and gum disease.
But healthy teeth and gums require more than just brushing and flossing – you need to make sure you get regular checkups, including a thorough cleaning, at our Plainview dental office. According to the American Dental Association, scheduling bi-annual checkups along with a solid oral care regimen at home is all it takes to almost entirely eliminate the threat of gum disease and dental decay. At the Plainview dental office of Dr. Oliver Rusher DDS we can perform a comprehensive oral examination to assess your oral health. From the first signs of periodontal disease, to dental decay, TMJ issues and screenings for oral cancer, you can expect our dentist to detect any issues at their earliest. By catching dental conditions early on, patients can typically avoid the need for extensive therapy later. Dedicated to helping our youngest patients lay the groundwork for a lifetime of oral health, we offer our pediatric patients age-appropriate instruction in the proper way to brush and floss as well as guidance on which types of foods or habits may be harmful to their oral health. We also provide additional treatments such as periodic fluoride therapy and dental sealants to help shield and protect their developing teeth from cavities and dental decay.
Our team is here to lend a helping hand on the path to excellent oral health. By brushing and flossing daily, and scheduling checkups at our Plainview dental office just once every six months, we can help keep you smiling in the best of health. To schedule your next visit, contact our office today.