One of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy smile is proper at-home care.
Taking time to brush your teeth at least twice a day and flossing regularly are necessary for keeping your teeth free of plaque and decay.
No matter how thorough your at-home routine may be, nothing can take the place of visiting Cooley Smiles for biannual examinations and cleanings. With services for your entire family, these visits help make sure your teeth remain healthy and clean, and they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become major oral health concerns.
At-Home Dental Care
Taking adequate care of your teeth requires more than a cursory pass of the tooth brush once or twice a day. Proper tooth brushing should be done with a soft bristle brush to protect enamel. Furthermore, your teeth should be brushed in a side-to-side and circular motion for at least 2 minutes, twice a day.
Brushing alone cannot remove the food particles that hide between teeth. Flossing after you brush will help remove these particles and reduce instances of decay and bad breath. You may follow flossing with an anti-cavity or antiseptic mouthwash, allowing you to enjoy fresher breath and healthier teeth throughout the day.
Deep Dental Cleaning
Brushing and flossing your teeth daily removes a good portion of the food and plaque buildup that your teeth accumulate on a daily basis, but it cannot remove all of it. Over time, this buildup can lead to decay which can cause cavities and gum disease. If untreated, this decay can even necessitate procedures such as root canals.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
When you come to Cooley Smiles for a professional teeth cleaning, we use special equipment designed to completely remove all tartar and plaque buildup, getting your teeth as clean as possible. We will also provide a thorough examination, including x-rays of your teeth. This enables us to detect and treat any potential problems with your oral health.
Please contact the experienced Seattle family dentists at Cooley Smiles today to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in Bellevue and Seattle, Washington.