Did you know that the strongest part of the body is tooth enamel? While natural tooth enamel is strong, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be harmed. It is critical that everyone take good care of their smile, as even the teeth are susceptible to damage and breakage. Maintaining a healthy smile to keep the teeth strong over the years is vital to overall oral health and wellness. At Northwest Dental Center of Boise, Idaho, Drs. Don Cook and David Bingham provide general dentistry services for patients to avoid damaging conditions such as cavities and periodontal disease that impact their smiles.
Why is general dentistry necessary?
General dental care is a combination of services that ensure patients keep their smiles healthy over time. Oral health and wellness are important as they can reduce one’s risk of developing conditions that permanently affect the teeth and gums.
How do I keep my teeth healthy and strong over a lifetime?
- Early education. For many of our patients, early education on how to properly care for the smile can positively affect how closely they monitor their oral health as they age. If you have children, be sure to get them to a pediatric dentist every six months for an evaluation and cleaning to build a foundation of proper oral health habits when they’re young
- Prevent damage to the smile. Prevention is key. Our team at Northwest Dental Center encourages Boise, Idaho, area patients to be mindful of preventative dental services that can protect against problems such as trauma, disease, infection, and decay. This includes routine cleanings, dental X-rays, fluoride applications, and dental sealants. Patients who participate in high-impact sports like football or soccer will also want to ask our dentists about customized dental mouthguards to protect the teeth and gums in the event of trauma to the mouth
- Eat right. Eating the right foods, especially those low in sugars and carbs, can assist in maintaining good oral health and wellness and reducing the risk of infection and decay
Learn more about caring for your smile!
Start taking great care of your teeth and gums today with the help of Drs. Cook and Bingham in Boise, ID. Call (208) 314-4416 to make an appointment at 8300 West Northview Street.
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