Maintaining the health of your teeth and gums is a lifelong commitment. Good oral health begins at home, with healthy eating habits and daily brushing and flossing, and it is supported by regular visits to your dentist for preventive care.

Dental care begins at home

It can be tempting to let good habits slide when you’re lacking time, energy, or motivation, but the benefits of thorough and consistent brushing and flossing are undeniable. Every time you brush your teeth, you sweep away the bacteria and plaque that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. However, if you rely on brushing alone, you aren’t doing all you can to keep calculus (tartar) at bay.

Because dental floss is able to reach the tight spaces that your toothbrush can’t squeeze into, flossing plays an essential role in your dental care routine. In fact, the Canadian Dental Association reports that if you brush but don’t floss, more than one-third of your tooth’s surface is not getting cleaned.

Professional preventive care

Regular visits to your dentist for professional dental cleaning are an important part of your program to prevent tooth decay and gum disease and maintain your overall oral health.

At Affinity Dental Sherwood Park, our dentists offer the following preventive services.

Contact Affinity Dental Sherwood Park today to find out more about preventive dental services. Our team will work with you to develop a preventive care plan tailored to your needs.