Some say that the mouth is the window to the body, meaning your oral health is directly connected to your overall physical health and wellbeing. For example, research has shown that gum disease is linked to other health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and bacterial pneumonia. Luckily, many of these conditions can be avoided through comprehensive general dentistry.
Whether you need a filling, root canal, or teeth cleaning, Gordon Dental Associates can help you preserve your smile’s health for years to come. Our general dentistry services include restorative treatments like dentures, implants, and crowns, as well as root canal therapy, extractions, and treatment for periodontal disease.
Prevention Is the Best Medicine
General dentistry often prevents damaging oral health conditions from occurring in the first place. Prevention is key to keeping your oral health on track, and it includes a combination of at-home care and regular visits to your dentist.
Here are four ways you can be proactive with your dental health:
#1 Stick to a daily oral hygiene routine.
Thoroughly brush your teeth at least twice each day, and floss once a day. Brushing and flossing remove cavity-causing bacteria from collecting in and around your teeth. Brushing also massages your gums, stimulating essential blood flow to your gums and teeth. Flossing cleans between your teeth where plaque likes to hang out and create cavities.
#2 Use products with the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.
Dental products with this seal have been deemed safe and effective, and they are used and trusted by dental professionals across the country.
#3 Be aware of what you eat.
Adhering to a balanced diet and cutting down on sticky, sugary foods and beverages can reduce your risk of developing gum disease or tooth decay.
#4 Visit your family dentist every six months.
Our teeth love nothing more than to be cleaned and polished, especially by a dental professional. Dentists and hygienists use specialized tools to remove tartar and bacteria in hard-to-reach places.
Why Dental Exams and Cleanings Are Essential to Your Health
Routine dental exams and teeth cleanings are integral to maintaining good oral health. Exams and cleanings give your family dentist the chance to prevent common oral health issues such as gum disease and tooth decay.
During regular dental visits, Dr. Jeremy Gordon or Dr. Sarah Hutson evaluate your oral health, check for any abnormalities, and provide a thorough cleaning. Oral health evaluations allow our team to do the following:
- Prevent tooth decay
- Protect against gum disease
- Identify early signs of damage
- Monitor your oral health journey at each life stage
- Screen you for oral cancer or other abnormalities
With comprehensive exams and cleanings, our team can identify early signs of disease and treat any issues as soon as possible. Our goal is to provide you with the best care available so you can enjoy your smile for a lifetime.
Ready to Take Charge of Your Dental Health?
Gordon Dental Associates provides comprehensive general dentistry to families in historic St. Augustine, FL, and the surrounding areas. As your family’s dental home, we are committed to offering personalized, compassionate oral health care for patients at all stages of life.
Call us to book your dental exam or cleaning with Dr. Gordon or Dr. Hutson.