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Dental Health FAQs

We work with patients to maintain their dental health. At-home care and in-office routine treatments keep the teeth and gums healthy and prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease. General and routine care are integral to ensuring that patients do not need extensive care for their smiles. As your dentist in Milton, FL, we are here to help you understand at-home oral hygiene and routine dental care in our office.

Dental Health FAQs

Dental FAQs From Your Dentist in Milton, FL

Read answers to frequently asked questions about regular at-home care and routine treatment in our dental office:

How do you brush your teeth properly?

When you brush, begin by placing the brush at a 45-degree angle to your gum line. Use small circular movements to brush if you have a manual toothbrush. You do not need to rotate your brush if you have an electric toothbrush. Begin by brushing the outer part of your teeth, the chewing surfaces, and the back of the teeth. Brush for two minutes twice a day. Remember to floss at least once a day.

Why is flossing important?

While many patients may neglect to floss daily, flossing is a key part of a good oral hygiene routine. Flossing removes food debris and bacteria from between each tooth and from the gums. Often, patients who experience bleeding gums need to floss because they have bacteria irritating their gum tissue. We recommend flossing before brushing for a better clean and to prevent problems like gingivitis and gum disease.

How often should you visit the dentist?

We recommend that patients visit us twice a year or every six months. Routine cleaning and exams are important because it allows us to keep up with your oral health and discover any emerging dental problems before they worsen over time. You may also ask us any questions. or discuss your current dental problems with us at these visits.

Why is fluoride important?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps strengthen the outer layer of teeth or the tooth enamel. Because of this, we recommend that patients use fluoride toothpaste when brushing. We will also provide fluoride treatment during dental cleanings to protect teeth.

What are dental sealants?

Sealants are routine treatments we often recommend for children. We provide sealants for children after dental cleanings. A sealant is a thin, protective coating that we paint on the molars. The molars in the back of the mouth are most prone to cavities and decay in younger patients, which is why we apply sealants to protect these teeth. Sealants can protect the teeth from bacteria and decay.

Do you have more questions for us? Call our Milton dental office for treatment today at 850.427.5891. You can also schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Jim Lassiter on our website. Let us know if you have any dental concerns or changes in your smile. We’re here to help.