• Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

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    Our San Mateo dentist and staff specialize in a wide range of services to help you achieve a healthy smile.  Maintain those healthy smiles by practicing good oral hygiene habits at home.  One way to promote healthy smiles is to talk with your kids about oral health, cavities, and gum disease.  As the dentist San Mateo families trust for their oral care and dental implants, let us help you.  Dental exams can help your teeth and gums stay healthy and your own routine of brushing and flossing will keep your smile lasting a lifetime.

    Why are regular checkups necessary?

    Dental exams are useful in a number of ways. They help keep decay away so cavities can’t set in.  The American Dental Association says that 20% of children suffer from tooth decay.  Unfortunately, tooth decay leads to tooth loss when untreated.  Get the care you need by visiting our San Mateo dentist office and don’t let you or your child become a statistic.  Tooth decay and gum disease are preventable with proper oral hygiene habits and professional cleanings.

    Preventing Tooth Decay

    Here are just a few ways you can prevent tooth decay from destroying your smile:

    • Brush your teeth twice each day
    • Floss daily
    • Use fluoride toothpaste
    • Visit our San Mateo dentist every six months
    • Eat healthy
    • Limit sugary snacks and treats

    What to expect at our office

    Ideally, everyone should visit our San Mateo dentist office every 6 months for their routine exam and cleaning.  These visits help your teeth and gums stay healthy and help us prevent problems by catching them early.  At your visit we will look for decay, cavities, and gum disease symptoms.  We will also clean your teeth so that we can remove plaque and tartar which is known to cause gum disease.

    Now is a great time to schedule your dental appointment.  Get your visits out of the way before your school is out and summer begins.  Check out our Facebook page for more information or give us a call with your questions.