You want a healthy smile.
You know that means you need a healthy mouth. To maintain your oral health, you need to find a good general dentist. Fortunately, you are near Sioux Falls, SD, so you can go to Sioux Falls Smiles.
If you are new to the area, looking for a new dentist, or ready to come back to the dentist after some time away, we are ready to help you. Today we want to discuss some ways we can help you improve or sustain your great smile. Call 605-250-4651 to schedule an appointment with us soon.
Start With The Basics
Preventive care should be the foundation of your oral hygiene routine. This starts with what you are doing at home. Brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing every day will do a lot to reduce your risk for tooth decay and gum infections.
But … few people brush and floss perfectly every time. Plus surveys by the American Dental Association indicate that fewer than half of people floss daily. These facts make it all the more important to get regular dental checkups.
During professional cleanings and exams, we do some important things. First, we remove any plaque or tartar buildup you may have. This can keep you from developing cavities or periodontal disease. At the same time, we will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth. If we see signs of decay or gum problems, we want to address them as soon as possible.
We are prepared to help with dental fillings and gum disease treatments. Our fillings can be made to match the color of your teeth, so they can restore your smile while protecting against further decay. To deal with gum disease, we start with scaling and root planing to remove tartar from the roots of your teeth and reduce your risk of reinfection. We also can prescribe antibiotics to kill any remaining harmful bacteria.
Doing More For Your Smile
Brushing, flossing, and visiting us regularly are all great for protecting your teeth. However, you can do more to minimize your risk of hurting your smile.
In addition to the treatments mentioned above, we also offer:
- Dental Sealants – Think of these as a protective coating for your teeth. Sealants create a barrier between your teeth and harmful bacteria. That means bacteria have to do more work before they can affect your smile.
- Fluoride Treatments – Tooth decay is the result of the demineralization of teeth. Fluoride is a mineral that can repair minor damage and make your teeth stronger and more resistant to decay.
- Athletic Mouthguards – Bacteria aren’t the only things that can harm your teeth. If you play sports, you should be wearing a mouthguard whenever you take the field or court. A custom-made mouthguard (which we can make for you) offers the best protection against a dental injury.
Keep Your Mouth In Good Shape
Our team is on your side. We want to keep you smiling and healthy in 2021 and beyond. Call us today at 605-250-4651 to schedule an appointment at Sioux Falls Smiles in Sioux Falls, SD. You can also .