Getting your teeth examined and cleaned means taking steps to prevent significant health problems, such as heart disease, gum disease, stroke, and oral cancer. Great job!
Proper daily hygiene habits–brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes and flossing once a day for two to three minutes–are important for sustaining your health. The foods you eat also have great impact on your oral (and overall) health. Making poor dietary choices can cause cavities, as well as affect such conditions as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, obesity and cancer. Avoid acidic and sugary foods and drinks for better mouth health.
In addition to excellent home hygiene habits, you need to visit the dentist twice a year for dental cleanings and oral exams. These visits help to identify any problems early, while they are still fairly simple and economical to repair.
During the visit, we remove any tartar (hardened plaque) present on the teeth and gums, to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. We also check for any signs of cavities, gingivitis, advanced gum disease, oral cancer and any other oral health issues that may be present.
To schedule an appointment in Greer, South Carolina, call Hatfield Cosmetic & Family Dentist at 864-968-8811. Dr. LeeAnn Hatfield and our team look forward to seeing you!