Taking proper care of your teeth can help keep your smile protected in the future. At Harford County Dentistry, we believe practicing an appropriate oral hygiene routine, and scheduling biannual visits to our Fallston dentist office can increase your chance of maintaining a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile. Dr. Melissa Elliot and the dental care team at Harford County Dentistry are committed to helping you achieve a healthy smile. Family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Elliot takes the time to thoroughly examine your teeth, mouth, and gums to check for any signs of dysfunction. If you want to schedule preventive care visit, contact our Fallston, MD dentists office.
Preventive Dental Care
We recommend that patients visit our Fallston dentist office twice a year for routine preventive exams. During these visits, we can address any dental concerns you may have, discuss your dental goals, and provide the appropriate dental services for your needs. We take great pride in listening to our patients and providing patient-focused, comprehensive dental care in hopes to improve your smile.
Our comprehensive dental exams include:
- Digital x-rays if necessary
- Professional teeth cleaning
- Screening for dental cavities and oral cancer
- Periodontal testing for gum disease
Our professional dental cleanings help remove plaque and bacteria that regular brushing and flossing can not reach. Our team of highly trained dental hygienists will make sure you are comfortable, relaxed, and well informed during your treatment.
Improving your oral hygiene doesn’t have to be costly or time-consuming. Just following an appropriate oral hygiene routine at night and in the morning can improve your oral health and help avoid dental problems in the future.
- Brush your teeth for two minutes, two times a day, every day. Brushing helps reduce plaque buildup, bad breath, and cavities.
- Floss your teeth! Flossing helps remove debris and food particles that brushing can not reach. Flossing helps minimize your chance of developing gingivitis and cavities.
- Use an ADA approved mouthwash to get rid of unwanted germs and bacteria in the mouth.
- Chew sugar-free gum after meals to limit the amount of debris and food particles that stick to your teeth. Sugar-free gum has been proven to stimulate saliva, which helps flush out food particles and fight against tooth decay.