Welcome back to the Advanced Dental blog.
We are your trusted source for dentistry in Las Cruces, New Mexico. And once you are entrusted to our care, you will have a partner in oral health for life. We will provide excellent preventative care such as exams and cleanings, but we will also provide you with enough education to do your part at home.
There are a few practices that really are non-negotiable as far as maintaining a healthy smile. In today’s blogpost, we wanted to review some of these hygiene activities.
Brushing Your Teeth 2×2
Did you know that your first line of defense against bacteria, disease, and decay is brushing your teeth? The American Dental Association suggests that you do it twice a day, and for two minutes per session. Just remember 2×2 is good for you!
Don’t Be Afraid Of The Floss
Flossing your teeth is as crucial as brushing. This is because dental floss attacks an entirely different area than brushing.
This is the only way to get in-between your teeth where plaque and tartar can build up, waiting to wreak havoc in your mouth.
You should definitely be flossing every day if you expect to hold onto your gorgeous smile.
Rinse Away Disease And Decay
Mouthwash can be very effective at reducing bacteria levels and helping fight off the decay that can lead to lost teeth. Fluoride rinses are the best. And for more fluoride protection, you can drink tap water, it’s free!
See Your Las Cruces Dentist Every Six Months
Finding a good dentist in Las Cruces will be one of the best things you can do for your health. Receiving professional teeth cleanings and thorough exams every 3-6 months is a major component of keeping your mouth fresh and your smile radiant.
It is important that we are in-tune with your situation so that we can attend to any emerging concerns that you might not have known about (such as fillings for cavities, treatment for gum disease, etc.). Never assume that just because you don’t have any symptoms, all is well.
Our goal is to eliminate the need for potentially painful procedures down the road. Trust us, root canals and extractions are not as fun as regular checkups!
Advanced Dental of Las Cruces makes it easy to stay on the good road. We do everything in our power to make you feel comfortable and more at ease throughout your time in our office.
If there is ever anything else that we can do to make it a more pleasant experience, don’t hesitate to communicate that to our caring and compassionate staff.
At Advanced Dental Your Health Comes First
Before we go too far, you will have the opportunity to see our oral health team first for an informal meet and greet. After you are acquainted with the team, you can decide what to do next.
You will always have the option of staying and having your initial exam and cleaning, or you can opt to return to start your dental services at a more convenient time.
If you do choose to stay and get started, we will complete some digital X-rays, clean your teeth, and screen your mouth for any signs of cancer.
Then we will perform a thorough dental exam and make any relevant recommendations for treatments that might fit your current needs.
Then you will be good to go!
Ready To Make An Appointment?
We really do look at oral health as a partnership. If you are doing your part at home, we will take care of the rest.
You can rest assured that, at Advanced Dental of Las Cruces, we are always here for you to help clean, straighten, whiten, strengthen, improve, or replace your teeth. Our team is also well versed in sleep apnea treatments that can bring you some much needed rest.
We will reduce the stress of making your first dental appointment, and ensure that the check-in process will be streamlined for a quick start when you do get to our office.
Contact our Las Cruces, NM dental office to get started now!