Our diets are evolving and changing with the development of food products. If you think back to when we were growing up we rarely ate in the car, snacks were given as a special treat, and we didn’t have as many beverages choices. Discussing your diet along with your home care routine of brushing and flossing with your dentist can help recognize and determine your risk of getting cavities. We at Lake Sarah Dental strive on prevention and education and would love to help you protect your teeth!
We recommend routine check-ups twice a year for our patients so we can provide dental exams along with oral cancer screenings, cleanings, x-rays as necessary, and a chance for us to answers any questions in regard to your oral health. Untreated cavities can lead to overall health concerns and can cause pain, infection, and on rare occasions damage to other parts of your body. Dentists even look for signs of other diseases that may be undiagnosed like diabetes and high blood pressure at your routine check-ups.
There are three main components that affect our dental health. Hygiene, Diet, and our Genetics.
Unfortunately, we can't change our genetics but we can change our diets and how we brush our teeth. The American dental association recommends that we brush two times a day with flossing daily. Your dentist may recommend adding a mouthwash or fluoride rinse to your routine. It is recommended to drink water only between your three meals a day. This can be hard for most individuals but the importance of allowing your mouth to stabilize itself after a meal or beverage is important so that we can allow our body to fight and fend for itself.
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The American Dental Association recommends children to be seen at age 1 or within 6 months of eruption of their first tooth! At Lake Sarah Dental we offer reduced fee exams for children under the age of three.
Regular Check-ups for children allow us to track and evaluate their growth and development while maintaining their oral health. In return, the patients will be exposed to routines, learn how to care for their oral health, establish good oral hygiene, and receive cool dental products. We even have a no-cavity kids club they can join if they are cavity free!
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