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By Nashua Smile Makers
December 24, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

How you care for your smile today will dictate how healthy it is in the future.

Our smiles do more for us each and every day than we even realize. Our teeth show others when we are happy. They help us communicate with others and they help us eat the foods we love (and the foods that help us grow up healthy and strong). So, it shouldn’t come as much surprise that preventive family dentistry is key to maintaining good oral health, and our Nashua, NH, dentists Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta provide quality, caring family dentistry to ensure that everyone’s smiles stay healthy.

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry focuses on effective care and dental education that can protect smiles from cavities, gum disease, and injury. The goal of our Nashua, NH, family dentistry team is to make sure that everybody gets the preventive dental care they need to show off beautiful smiles for years to come. Common forms of preventive dentistry include:

  • Six-month dental cleanings
  • Annual dental X-rays
  • Oral cancer screening
  • At-home oral care (brushing and flossing)
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • Quitting or avoiding tobacco products
  • Limiting or avoiding alcohol
  • Wearing mouthguards when play sports, especially contact sports
  • Wearing nightguards if you grind your teeth at night while sleeping
  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride treatment

Some of these habits are ones that you’ll need to perform on your own, while others will require you to visit our family dentists. It’s important that you don’t skip out on your six-month dental cleanings. After all, these cleanings can remove plaque and tartar buildup that has been left behind, which in turn can reduce your risk for decay and gum inflammation.

Everything from what you eat to everyday habits plays a role in how healthy your teeth and gums stay. For example, sugar can cause serious issues for the health of your teeth, which is why it’s important for everyone in your family to limit sodas, desserts, sports drinks, and fruit juices.

If you are looking for additional ways to keep your child or teen’s smiles healthy you should also talk with our dental team about whether they could benefit from fluoride treatment or dental sealants.

Dr. Guerriero and Dr. Colletta are proud to offer comprehensive family dentistry to patients of all ages in Nashua, NH. Whether you are looking for a new family dentist for the family or just need to schedule cleanings for everyone, we are here for you. Give us a call today at (603) 882-3727.