Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

Resolve to Take Better Care of Your Smile in the New Year

December 31, 2020
Posted By: Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

If you’ve been skipping brushing and flossing sessions or avoiding dental checkups and teeth cleanings, resolve to change these habits in the new year—for yourself and your family.

Your Fayetteville dentist offers comprehensive dental services for patients in all locations, including Fayetteville, Springdale, and beyond.

How Often Should You See the Dentist?

The American Dental Association and your Fayetteville, AR dentist recommend two appointments per year for checkups and professional teeth cleanings. However, this schedule is altered if you have a dental health condition.

A dental checkup is about more than looking for cavities. We also provide x-rays, oral cancer screenings, dental sealants, and fluoride treatments—the latter if you’re teeth are weak or you’re prone to tooth decay.

Your exam also allows your dentist to compare oral changes between visits and schedule maintenance based on findings. This could include a filling for an emerging cavity.

Your Teeth Cleanings get rid of the bacteria that lead to decay and gum disease.

At-Home Dental Care in the New Year

Between dental health checkups and teeth cleanings in Fayetteville, you should be brushing and flossing twice daily. We also recommend brushing your teeth before bed if you’ve had a snack or beverage since your last brushing. It is never a good idea to sleep with debris on your teeth—acids and sugars can break down your enamel and lead to decay or future tooth loss.  

You can also pledge to reduce sugary and acidic foods and drinks in the new year to lower your risks for cavities.

If you smoke, we recommend quitting. Tobacco use plays a role in gum disease and also puts your body health at risk.

Contact Your Dentist Near Springdale Today

We hope the new year brings you healthy teeth and gums, and we are here to help with that. Reach out to a team member today to schedule your first exam of 2021.

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