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Dental Checkups & Cleanings

How Can I Keep My Smile Healthy?

Cavity Prevention and Treatment

Close up of teeth being examinedThe easiest way to prevent tooth decay is by maintaining excellent dental hygiene at home and visiting the dentist regularly. Brush your teeth for two minutes twice each day, floss daily, and schedule an appointment at Indigo Dental every six months.

Children are most vulnerable to cavities between the ages of 6 and 15 or so. During this time, little teeth benefit from dental sealants and fluoride treatments for cavity prevention. Dental sealants are translucent coverings that are painted directly onto the chewing surface of the molars. Here, they protect the enamel from the bacteria that cause cavities. Fluoride treatments remineralize tooth enamel for added protection against decay.

Keeping Your Gums Healthy and Infection-Free

Smiling woman receiving dental examYour dental hygienist will check the space between your teeth and gums to look for evidence of periodontal disease. Healthy teeth fit securely in the gum tissue — but bacteria dig deep pockets between the teeth and gums. If you have pockets deeper than 5 millimeters, you need periodontal therapy. Gum disease treatment is crucial for continued oral and overall health. Left untreated, the condition has been linked to heart trouble, pregnancy complications, diabetes, and other serious health conditions. In its beginning stages, infection in the gums can be reversed with improved care at home. Non-surgical treatment may be recommended after the condition reaches moderate levels. Once gum disease progresses to an advanced stage, your general dentist may refer you to a periodontist for surgical treatment.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Man smiling at reception deskWhen was your last visit to the general dentist in Daytona Beach? If it has been more than six months, don’t put off your regular preventive care any longer. Request an appointment at Indigo Dental today!

The Importance of Comprehensive Dental Exams

Many patients may think that they just need a cleaning, but comprehensive dental exams are necessary because they detect issues that can’t be addressed by a routine dental cleaning in Daytona Beach. For example, gum disease, an infection and inflammation of your gums, can lead to serious health risks if left untreated. Issues like gum disease and even more serious problems like oral cancer can only be addressed if they’re first detected through a comprehensive dental exam in Daytona Beach. This approach helps us keep our patients healthy while also preventing more serious issues in the future. If you haven’t received an exam in the last 6 months, contact our family dentist in Daytona Beach.