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How Dental Exams and Cleanings Prevent Dental Emergencies

October 1, 2020
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Posted By: Dental Health Partners
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Prevention is key when it comes to maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile and preventing stressful dental emergencies.

From preventing cavities and tooth decay before they start, to wearing a mouthguard while engaging in sports, there are many steps you can take to keep your teeth and gums vibrant and strong. We want you to know that your emergency dentist in Mitchell, SD is here for you during an unexpected dental crisis. Still, it's always better to avoid a painful dental emergency if we can. 

Some things patients can practice at home include:

  • Brush and floss daily
  • Brush your teeth for two minutes
  • Rinse with an ADA-approved mouthwash to prevent tooth decay, cavities,  and gum disease
  • Don't chew on ice or hard candies
  • Avoid soft drinks or sugary treats
  • Drink water to hydrate
  • Don't use your teeth as tools

Combining these preventive actions with regular dental cleanings and exams is your best bet for clean and disease-free teeth. 

During Your Dental Exam

We will check your teeth and gums for oral cancer, gum disease, tooth decay, and abnormal dental issues during your exam. We may take x-rays to view underneath the surface of your teeth and gum tissue. 

Your Dental Cleaning in Mitchell, SD

During your dental cleaning, we look over your teeth's surface in search of cavities and determine the state of any existing dental restorations. We check for gum disease and the state of your gums. We carefully clean your teeth and remove any plaque that can be damaging to your enamel.

Many of our patients love the polish we apply to remove stains, it makes your teeth feel squeaky clean! Finally, we apply fluoride to keep your teeth safe from harmful bacteria. Dental cleanings in Mitchell, SD are the best way to avoid painful or scary toothaches.

Call to Schedule Your Next Dental Cleaning

Keep your smile happy and healthy with routine visits to see your dentist in Mitchell, SD. October might be National Dental Hygiene Month, but our oral health never takes a break. Contact The Dental Health Partners today to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning!

We look forward to seeing you!

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