A beautiful, healthy smile requires good oral hygiene. Routine dental habits are a necessary part of maintaining teeth and gums. Dr. Venitress Carrington is a dentist offering general and cosmetic care. Located in Covington, GA, the staff at Smile Creations works with you to ensure overall dental health.
Oral health is a team effort
Your dental team consists of the patient, hygienist, and dentist. This team works to maintain the health of your mouth. The patient is responsible for regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing. If you notice an issue, contact Smile Creations immediately. It is easier to address problems early, before they become larger, more problematic issues.
Visiting your dentist every six months, or as recommended, is an important part of oral hygiene. During appointments, the hygienist cleans your teeth with special instruments to remove built-up plaque and tartar. The dentist assesses your teeth and gums looking for signs of cavities or periodontal disease. At this time, the team may also educate or remind you how to properly care for your teeth. A personalized treatment plan helps the dentist treat your specific needs.
Benefits of good hygiene
Following positive oral health habits contributes to a beautiful smile. Additional benefits of dental hygiene include:
- Oral health affects your overall health. Your mouth opens the body to bacteria. Taking care of your mouth impacts the rest of your body.
- Good dental habits help to maintain strong teeth, healthy gums, and fresher breath.
- Regular visits to the dentist make it easier to catch and treat issues effectively.
- By taking care of your teeth and gums, you can help prevent periodontal disease.
If you live near Covington, GA, contact Dr. Carrington. Make Smile Creations part of your oral health team. Our practice offers general, cosmetic, restorative, and orthodontic procedures. Call (770) 786-2754.