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how to prevent cavities Farmington

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Rio Rancho, we do everything we can to keep the teeth and gums of our patients clean and healthy. However, preventing cavities and other dental health issues is far better than treating them.

In other words, we stress dental health: how to get and keep it. Our goal with every patient is to avoid tooth decay, enamel wear, and gum disease.

Twice A Year

As a rule of thumb, we recommend a dental appointment every six months. At each visit, one of our hygienists inspects and cleans your teeth. We may take x-rays, too. The cleanings you get in our office go beyond the brushing and flossing you do at home. Even with good home care, most patients have at least a little tartar built up on the teeth. The only way to get it off is with a professional cleaning.

The dentist also inspects your teeth and gums. If there is any new decay, we’ll fill it. We’ll also check for any signs of gum disease.

Brush and Floss

You should brush your teeth at home at least twice daily and floss at least once. Brushing is easily an essential part of preventive dentistry. Use toothpaste with fluoride that has the American Dental Association seal on the tube. Using a soft-bristled brush and replacing it every three months is one of the best ways to prevent cavities and keep your mouth clean.

Flossing your teeth every day is how you clean out the spaces between your teeth. If you have questions about flossing, ask our hygienist for tips at your next checkup because Floss once a day is essential to prevent bacteria from building up between teeth and forming cavities. Take your time and be gentle when flossing, so you don’t injure your gums.

During dentist visits, your dentist will not only look for any cavities but also provide tips on what foods you should eat and how often you should brush and floss to maintain good oral hygiene practices properly.

Prevention is always the best medicine, and preventive dentistry is the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums! Be sure to see us at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Rio Rancho and Farmington, NM, twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. In addition, our services include family dentistry and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today!

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico


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