Here at Unident Dental Center of Walpole, we work hard to provide outstanding dental care to our patients. From dental exams and prophylactic cleanings to teeth whitening and periodontics, the desire to ensure your smile stays bright and healthy is what drives us.
We encourage our patients to prioritize dental care even at home, as this complements our professional efforts. Here are some tried, tested, and effective ways of safeguarding your oral health and well-being.
Always ensure that you brush your teeth at least twice per day. Spend at least two minutes per session on this crucial task. As far as flossing, once per day is the minimum but you can do it more times if you’d like. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and ADA-approved toothpaste. Don’t brush aggressively as this can hurt your gums. When flossing, pay special attention to each tooth and make sure you get all the food debris from between your teeth.
Babies need dental care, too—even when they don’t have teeth! Proper dental care begins at birth. Ensure you clean your baby’s gums with a clean washcloth after every feed. Your child’s first dental appointment should happen when your little one gets their first tooth, or immediately after celebrating their first birthday, whichever comes first. Even if their milk teeth eventually fall out, children should receive proper dental care as this creates a robust foundation for their permanent teeth.
It’s normal to feel anxious before your dental appointment. If you’ve had a terrible experience in the past, you may feel worried about your next treatment procedure. If you’re struggling with dental anxiety, let our dentist know, and we’ll arrange for ways to make you feel more comfortable. If you allow dental anxiety to get in the way of your dental care, you may develop dental problems that require extensive and invasive treatments.
A dental emergency refers to any type of situation that calls for urgent dental care. Some common dental emergencies include severe toothache, knocked-out teeth, bleeding, and swelling, as well as traumatic injuries. While some dental emergencies are unforeseen, some occur as a result of negligence. To lower your chances of needing emergency dental care, always wear a mouthguard when engaging in sports. Don’t bite your nails, and don’t use your teeth as tools either. Always visit our dentist twice every year so we can catch problems before they get out of hand. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment!