What is Dentistry?

Dentistry is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions, disorders and diseases of the teeth, gums, mouth and jaw. Often considered essential for complete oral health, dentistry can affect the health of your entire body.

Who is a Dentist?

A dentist is a professional who works to diagnose, treat, and prevent oral health problems. Your dentist has completed at least eight years of education and holds a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree. If your doctor is a pediatric dentist, that means they specialize in the care of children from birth to adolescence. A pediatric dentist has the education and training necessary to work with young children. Other majors include:

  • Endodontics
  • Oral and maxillofacial
  • Prosthodontics (implants)
  • Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics
  • Periodontics (gum disease

Why Is Visiting the Dentist So Important?

Visiting your dentist regularly will not only help you keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but also keep the rest of your body healthy. Dental care is important because of it:

  • Helps prevent tooth decay
  • Protects against periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to tooth and bone loss
  • Bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath Gives you Smile more attractive and boost your confidence
  • Helps keep teeth shiny by preventing them from yellowing from food, drink and tobacco
  • Strengthens teeth so you can enjoy a healthy smile Lifetime beautiful!

What should I look for when choosing the right dentist for me?

It is important to choose a dentist that is “a good fit” for you and your family, and you may want to consider several dentists before making your final decision. During your first visit, you’ll be able to determine if a dentist is right for you. When making an appointment, consider the following:

  • Is the appointment time right for you?
  • Is the desk clean and tidy?
  • Does the dentist explain the techniques for good oral health?
  • Were you provided with cost information before scheduling treatment? Is your medical and dental history recorded and permanently recorded?

At what age should I start taking my child to the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children see their first dentist at six months of age and no later than one year of age. During this time, your child’s baby teeth will appear and your dentist can check the health of your child’s first teeth. After your first visit, be sure to schedule a routine checkup every six months.

What is a Cavity?

A cavity is a small hole that forms inside a tooth due to tooth decay. Cavities form when plaque that builds up on the outside of your teeth combines with sugars and starches from the foods you eat. This creates an acid that can eat away at your enamel. If tooth decay is left untreated, it can lead to more serious oral health problems. Tooth decay can be prevented by remembering to brush at least twice a day and floss at least once.

How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?

According to dentists and the American Dental Association, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing keeps your teeth, gums and mouth clean and healthy by removing bacterial plaque. Also use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a toothpaste containing fluoride when brushing. You should spend at least a minute on the top teeth and a minute on the bottom teeth, and don’t forget to brush your tongue. It will help keep your breath fresh!

When Should I Change My Toothbrush?

Your toothbrush will eventually wear out, especially if you brush twice a day for two to three minutes each time. Your dentist recommends that adults and children change their toothbrush every three months. If you use an electric toothbrush, be sure to read the instructions because you may not need to change your toothbrush head as often.

Patients with gum disease are encouraged to change their toothbrush every 4 to 6 weeks to prevent the spread of bacteria. After brushing, rinse the toothbrush with warm water to kill germs and keep the bristles clean. If you are sick, be sure to change your toothbrush as soon as possible.

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