Preventative Dental Care

Beaverton Dental Center's preventative dental care in Beaverton, Oregon ranks as the most effective way of protecting our long-term oral and overall health.

Preventative Dental Care in Beaverton, Oregon

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Oral Health matters

While it's easy to think of your oral health as only pertaining to your teeth and gums, the truth might actually surprise you. In recent years, a growing amount of research has found stunning results that have linked our oral health to a number of systemic diseases that can seriously jeopardize the long-term health of our bodies.

Studies have shown that individuals dealing with common oral health conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss have a significantly higher risk for developing a range of health problems that include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's and even cancer. While researchers continue to explore this connection, what's become clear is that our oral health matters.

Protecting Your Oral Health

Preventative dental care ranks as the most effective way of protecting our long-term oral and overall health. To enjoy the healthiest smile possible, patients must:

Brush twice a day

Brushing helps to remove lingering plaque and food particles from the surface of our teeth and gums. When allowed to remain in place, plaque uses these food particles to create a harmful acid that slowly erodes away at our tooth enamel, increasing the risk for cavities and decay.

Floss daily

Flossing works to remove plaque and food particles from areas of the mouth a toothbrush cannot reach - between our teeth and below the gum line. While many people question the necessity to floss, consider this: the most common place for cavities to form is actually between our teeth.

Schedule regular exams and cleanings

Regular dental exams provide Dr. Williams and Dr. Truszkowski the chance to spot the signs of gum disease and dental decay early on while still easily treatable. Frequent cleanings provide our team of gentle dental hygienists with the opportunity to remove hardened plaque deposits called tartar from the surface of your teeth. When combined with daily brushing and flossing, regular appointments to see our family dentists in Beaverton offer the best chance of keeping your smile looking and feeling its best.