Proper Brushing Techniques from Your Sugar Land TX Dentist

Teeth brushing

You’ve probably been told to brush your teeth when you wake up and before you fall asleep since you were very young. You may not even think about it anymore. However, that unconscious brushing might not be doing you as much good as you think. According to a recent study, most patients are still utilizing brushing techniques they used as children, and don’t brush long enough for optimal effectiveness. At the practice of your Sugar Land, TX dentist, Dr. Paul Davey, we want you to make the most of your brushing. Twice annual checkups can help you maintain excellent oral health for life, but proper brushing can extend that clean, healthy smile between visits. Call to schedule an appointment or find out more about proper at-home hygiene.

What is Preventative Dentistry?

81264673If you prefer to save money and avoid pain, then you should be a fan of preventative dentistry. The goal of preventative dentistry is to keep your teeth and gums healthy so that costly and uncomfortable restorative procedures never become necessary. Some people may think that if they don’t feel any pain or see any irritation, they don’t need to see a dentist, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Sometimes tooth decay and gum disease can advance without any pain or obvious physical indicators. But this doesn’t mean that they’re not present. When you first start to notice pain, sensitivity and bleeding in your teeth and gums, it’s a sign that you have waited too long to see a dentist. Don’t wait for a dental emergency to start taking care of your teeth. Maintain a healthy smile by making an appointment with Dr. Davey today. Dr. Davey and his experienced team at Texas Got Smile specialize in preventative dentistry and proudly serve patients throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy and surrounding communities.

Preventative Dentistry Procedures

  • Dental Exam and X-Ray– If you skip your regular dental visits, you may not be aware of dental problems until they have already caused significant damage.
  • Professional Dental Cleaning– Professional cleanings are needed to remove hardened plaque and stains to prevent gum disease, as well as to check for signs of tooth decay.
  • Flouride Treatment/ Dental Sealants– Fluoride treatments and dental sealants can protect your teeth from developing any cavities.
  • Oral Cancer Screening– Oral cancer treatment is most successful when the cancer is found in the early stages. Since oral cancer can be painless, it’s important to be screened regularly for abnormalities in and around the mouth.

Preventative Dentistry Appointments in Sugarland, TX

The American Dental Association recommends that we all see the dentist a minimum of twice per year for professional dental cleanings and tooth decay and gum disease prevention. Following this recommendation is the easiest way to stop dental disease in its earliest stages. Being proactive with you dental care can protect your smile and limit your dental care expenses. Make an appointment with Dr. Davey at Texas Got Smile for your preventative dentistry needs today. Dr. Davey restores smiles daily throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy and surrounding areas.

Make Healthy Gums Your Top Priority

A lot of people may not know this, but your gums are just as important, if not more, than your teeth when it comes to good oral health. Healthy gums give your teeth a healthy foundation to grow and flourish, and if that foundation is compromised, it can greatly affect the health of your teeth. At Texas Got Smile, Dr. Davey along with our very knowledgeable team want to make sure your mouth is healthy from top to bottom, which is why we offer periodontal disease treatment to our patients.

With over 80% of the population living with some form of periodontal (gum) disease, odds are likely you do too. Though it may not seem like a big deal now, if left untreated, periodontal disease can greatly infect other parts of your body. Bad cases of periodontal disease can lead to heart disease, stroke, bone loss, tooth loss, pregnancy complications, and much more. Many factors play a part in periodontal health, like tobacco use, certain medications, diabetes, poor nutrition, stress, and etcetera.

The good thing about gum disease is that it is reversible if caught early on. We perform periodontal therapy by doing routine scraping and root planing, eliminated the bacteria and plaque. You yourself can help prevent periodontal disease by brushing and flossing at least twice a day. It would also be wise to invest in a mouthwash that is antibacterial and contains fluoride. Though brushing definitely eliminates bacteria, mouthwash will be able to cover your entire mouth and eradicate a lot more bacteria. With these simple tips and Dr. Davey’s expertise, there’s no doubt you will embark on a long road of beautiful smiles and health!

Dr. Paul Davey’s Sugar Land, TX dental office provides exceptional cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and neuromuscular dentistry services to patients from Sugar Land, Houston, Richmond, and Katy. Give us a call to schedule your next appointment.


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