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What is Preventative Dentistry?

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When you think about going to the dentist, getting specific treatments often comes to mind, like cavity fillings or a cosmetic procedure. While getting specific treatments is common, and it's often needed, one of the most important reasons to visit the dentist is actually for preventative dental care. We all know that we need to brush and floss at home, but your dentist checkups are just as important for your health as your routine while you're at home. 

Preventative Dental Care

Preventative dental care is the process of examining and cleaning your teeth on a regular basis, completed by a dentist. Many people are great about flossing and brushing everyday, and you ...

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Tools and Materials We Use for Dental Cleanings

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Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential to your overall health. If you are looking for a Wilmington dentist who uses the latest tools and technology to keep you teeth looking clean and feeling great, you have come to the right place! 

Our hygiene department wants every dental cleaning to meet your health needs and to feel completely comfortable so that maintaining your preventive dentistry is easy.

Some of the tools we use to remove the biofilm, plaque, tartar and bacteria from your teeth and gum line include:

Dental hygiene instruments – We use precision instruments to gently remove tartar from your teeth. Once plaque hardens into tartar, you cannot remove it with a ...

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Ducking the Dentist

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A little tidbit from the "Advice from The Doctors" at usaweekend.com.  At least 20% of Americans have one or more untreated cavities.  Ignored, cavities can get larger, deeper and cause severe aches, infection or even tooth loss.  Don't wait for pain to see the dentist; schedule regular checkups and cleanings once or twice a year.  And be sure to tell your dentist about medicines you take.  Dry mouth - a common cause of cavities in older adults - is a side effect in about 500 drugs, including those for allergies, asthma, blood pressure, cholesterol, ...

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