Preventative dental care is essential in maintaining healthy teeth and gums for patients of all ages. When children begin a regular at home oral hygiene routine from an early age it can encourage them to continue the healthy habit throughout their lives. At our Lititz family dentist office we welcome patients of all ages. Dr. John and Dr. Sara Gotwalt treat each patient with compassionate and quality dental care.
Scheduling routine cleanings and practicing proper brushing techniques can help prevent serious dental health concerns. Help your children form a lifetime of healthy oral habits, lead by example and schedule regular preventive care dentist visits at our Lititz dentist office for the whole family.
General Dentist Visits : What To Expect
Comprehensive oral exams can help keep your smile healthy for life. During your preventative dental care visit you will receive a professional dental cleaning. Professional dental cleanings can remove debris and oral bacteria that your regular routine can not remove. Regular dental cleanings may help prevent tooth decay, gum disease and halitosis.
Dentist visits also include screening for any signs of serious oral health diseases or tooth decay. Dr. Gotwalt will screen for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and signs of tooth decay. Early diagnosis is essential in preserving as much of your natural smile as possible. For children, yearly x-rays can help determine the future care of their healthy smiles.
Dr. John and Dr. Sara Gotwalt practice conservative dentistry. They will only suggest dental procedures they feel will immprove the quality and function of your child, or your, oral health . Our doctors understand that a healthy and comfortable smile you feel confident about can improve your quality of life.
Brush, Floss, Rinse
A long term healthy smile is contingent on quality dentistry. At home personal dental care is the first step. Practicing proper brushing and flossing techniques can help to prevent cavities. The American Dental Association recommends brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Family dentist Dr. Gotwalt may recommend brushing your teeth after every meal to remove excess food debris. Using a good quality toothpaste with fluoride can help prevent cavities.
Effective flossing can help remove plaque and buildup between the teeth that is difficult to reach with a toothbrush. Flossing can decrease the development of tooth decay as well as gum disease. Use 18 to 24 inches of dental floss to clean between your teeth. Using up and down, back and forth, and push and pull motions, be sure to get between each tooth. Using mouthwash before brushing your teeth can remove loose particles in the mouth. You can use mouthwash both before and after brushing your teeth.
A healthy smile can promote a healthy life. Routine preventive dental care can help keep your smile healthy, bright and functioning for years to come. Brushing your teeth properly, flossing effectively, and visiting Dr. Gotwalt & Gotwalt will support your healthiest smile.