Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

How to Avoid Oral Health Issues

May 23, 2020
Posted By: Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

Of course, you can’t avoid every dental health issue—some problems are genetic or even accidental. But it is possible to significantly lower your risks for tooth cavities, dental infections, dental emergencies, periodontal disease, and tooth loss.

Your dentist in Fayetteville, AR can also provide custom recommendations to fit your unique needs—including an extra toothbrushing daily if you are prone to cavities, for example, or dental sealants in our office.

At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we offer preventive dentistry for patients of all ages.

Preventive Dentistry for a Healthier Smile

Preventive dentistry is always the first step to a healthy smile. At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we follow guidelines put forward by the American Dental Association, which recommends:

  • Twice-yearly dental exams
  • Periodic x-rays
  • Twice-yearly teeth cleanings
  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride treatments

If you have gingivitis or another specific oral health condition, your Fayetteville dentist may suggest a more customized prevention schedule.

For your part, it is crucial to brush and floss twice each day, and always consult your dentist if you notice oral health changes—like tooth sensitivity that does not improve.

With regular dental visits, your dentist can monitor and uncover emergency oral health issues before they become serious problems. Dental cleanings get rid of all the stubborn bacteria that lead to oral health conditions—debris like tartar and plaque.

Of course, if you compete athletically, you should always wear a mouthguard and/or the proper face gear. For patients who grind and clench their teeth, ask your dentist in Fayetteville about BOTOX® or a nightguard.

At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, it is our goal to help you maintain your teeth for life.

Contact Our Dental Team to Schedule a Routine Check-Up and Teeth Cleaning

We are here to schedule your family’s next round of dental exams and teeth cleaning. Get in touch today if you have any questions.

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