Fresh 32 Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Gum Disease Prevention & Treatment

How can we help you?

As your dentist, we treat whatever oral health problem you face, from cavities to missing teeth. However, we also want to provide the information you need to make better decisions that help keep you out of the dental chair. This is why we take patient education so seriously and encourage you to ask questions. When it comes to your oral health, no question is too small; if it matters to you, it matters to us!

Your questions also inform us about your priorities are and tell us how we can best help you. To get you started, we've shared several questions that we hear most frequently, but we would love to hear from you if you have others not listed here. Please contact us, and we will be happy to find the answer you need!

Gum Disease Prevention & Treatment

There’s a saying in dentistry that “you only need to floss the teeth you want to keep,” which tells you what you need to know about the importance of flossing! 

If you already brush twice a day, you’re off to a great start! However, your toothbrush can only do so much, and it certainly can’t reach all the surfaces between your teeth to get rid of plaque and tartar.

woman's hands holding dental flossBrushing and Flossing Work Together

Your brush and floss need to work together to be effective. It’s critical to remove bacteria-filled plaque from all your tooth surfaces because that’s how cavities and gum disease develop.

Add flossing to your routine, and you can be confident you are doing everything you can at home to keep your teeth clean and your gums healthy. 

Floss Once Per Day and Do It Right!

The good news is that you only need to floss once per day. Doing it correctly is the key, so ask your dentist or hygienist for tips on getting the most out of your efforts. Your whole flossing routine shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes a day, and you can consider the time spent as an investment in healthy teeth and gums.

Schedule Your Next Teeth Cleaning Appointment in Mesquite

It really is possible to avoid cavities and gum disease this way, as long as you back up your efforts with professional teeth cleanings with a hygienist every six months. If you are due or even overdue for your next hygiene appointment, call our Mesquite, TX dental office to schedule.

If you are not in pain, routine exams and teeth cleanings at our Mesquite dental office can keep it that way. Prevention is the name of the game in dentistry, and a checkup today can spare you from the discomfort of a toothache tomorrow.

man smiling in dental chair during an examExams and Teeth Cleanings are Crucial

It is much easier to prevent cavities and gum disease from developing than it is to cure them once they’re already established. When you see Dr. Lalani for exams and dental cleanings every six months, he looks for new conditions that have cropped up since your last checkup.

Finding a small cavity and having our dentist treat it promptly is easier on you, your oral health, and your budget than waiting until you get a toothache and need a filling.

Just because you’re not in pain today doesn’t mean that a problem isn’t developing that needs prompt attention. Cavities, gum disease, and tooth infections can all exist and not become painful or noticeable until much of the damage to your oral health has been done.

Schedule a Dental Checkup in Mesquite, TX

If it’s time for your next dental exam and teeth cleaning, call Fresh 32 Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment. We enjoy helping our patients achieve excellent oral health, and if your smile needs some help, we promise never to judge or lecture you!

Please call us at (469) 730-0090 to get started.

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