There are number of ways that you can keep your smile looking its best day after day, year after year. First and foremost, begin with proper oral hygiene. Healthy mouths are a result of brushing twice every day and flossing daily, along with regularly scheduled appointments at your San Mateo dentist office. Occasionally, problems arise with our oral health that we have little control over. When that happens we look to restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Prevention is essential
Preventive dentistry is the art of preventing tooth decay, bone loss, and gum disease before it happens. Most often preventive dentistry includes brushing, flossing, dental exams, and a healthy diet. Typically, fillings are part of preventive dentistry as you’re preventing tooth decay from damaging the rest of the tooth. When damage occurs, we look to restorative dentistry to prevent further issues and restore the tooth back to its full functionality. Cosmetic dentistry involves dental services that revolve around the aesthetic appearance of your smile. So how do you know what procedure you might need when your oral health is compromised?
Visit your San Mateo dentist
Only a trained professional can evaluate your situation and offer solutions for your oral health. Our San Mateo dentist is knowledgeable and highly skilled in restorative, cosmetic, and preventive dentistry solutions so that your mouth, teeth, and gums are as healthy as they can be. By attending your regularly scheduled appointments, our dentist can help recognize problems early on before restorative procedures are needed. Taking the time for your oral health means you’ll keep your smile looking great and your oral health will remain in great condition.
Healthy lifestyles and your oral health
Our mouths are one of the many gateways into our overall health. What we eat and drink reflects upon the condition of our oral health. Nutritious meals and plenty of water keep our bones, joints, teeth, and gum tissue in good order. Additionally, when practicing good eating habits you are also eliminating the risk of bacteria and infection from causing problems with the rest of your body as healthy vitamins and minerals help your body fight off these issues.
Brushing and flossing keeps gums healthy in order to prevent gum disease. Gingivitis and periodontal disease can lead to strokes, heart attacks, infections, and even death. Brushing removes plaque and bacteria from the surface of your teeth as well as the inside of your mouth. Flossing helps attack decay and bacteria in hard to reach places.
Aside from a good oral health hygiene regimen and yearly dental exams you can keep your smile looking great by receiving care when needed. Accidents can happen, and illness and medications can play a role in poor oral health. Our San Mateo dentist has the tools, knowledge, and skills to restore your smile regardless of the cause.
Our goal at our San Mateo dentist office is to provide exceptional oral health care to our patients in a comfortable environment while promoting healthy habits. Follow our Facebook page or give us a call to talk about how we can keep your smile looking great through cosmetic or restorative procedures. We look forward to helping you get the best smile you can have.
In need of immediate care?
We provide emergency phone consultation services after working hours and on weekends. Call us at our office (831) 724-6000