The goal of preventative dentistry is to help prevent oral disease. Preventative dentistry should not only include in-office care, but a solid at-home oral regimen as well. As your choice for dentist in Castle Rock, CO, Dr. Sharp wants to make sure your oral health is both yours and our number one priority!
At-home care should include:
- Brushing your teeth at least two or more times per day. You should also try to brush your teeth right after meals if possible.
- Flossing teeth at least one time per day.
- We recommend that you rinse with an anti-bacterial mouth wash after each brushing.
In-office preventative dentistry includes professional cleanings and exams to remove plaque build-up. We will also inspect your teeth using x-rays and oral cancer screens to ensure the overall health of your mouth, and to determine if there is any oral cancer present.
In recent years, a growing amount of research has found compelling links between tooth decay and gum disease and an increased risk of developing a number of chronic, long-term illnesses that include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and even some forms of cancer. Practicing quality oral care isn’t just about protecting the health of your teeth and gums, but also about protecting your overall health, as well. By scheduling regular check-ups and cleanings with Dr. Sharp you can feel assured that your oral health is being maintained, and that your risk of disease is significantly lowered.