Dumont dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter and the team at Dumont Cosmetic Dental emphasize preventive dental care as the best way to maintain a healthy, appealing smile over the course of your life.
Preventive dentistry entails a number of factors, from your at-home dental hygiene routine to maintaining regular dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings to your diet to lifestyle choices such as smoking. Your daily dental care regimen is vital to your oral health.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth at least twice every day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste with the ADA seal of approval. At least once a day after brushing, you should floss to remove food particles that can become trapped in hard-to-reach places between your teeth.
The ADA also recommends a dental exam and teeth cleaning at least once every six months. These regular checkups allow Dr. Perlmutter to assess your dental health and treat potential issues at an early stage. Your twice-yearly dental exams also include thorough teeth cleanings, which remove plaque accumulation that daily brushing alone cannot.
However, even with the best preventive dental care, conditions can arise. Minor issues, such as discolored teeth, occur naturally with age and may be treated with certain cosmetic dentistry procedures. Other more serious problems, such as tooth decay or gum disease, may require restorative dentistry or periodontic treatment.
If you live in the greater Bergenfield, New Jersey, area and would like to schedule your regular dental checkup and teeth cleaning, please contact Dumont Cosmetic Dental to arrange your personal exam with Dr. Howard L. Perlmutter.