Prevent Dental Problems In 2018! [BLOG]

Do you visit the dentist twice a year for dental cleanings and exams?
If the answer is no, it’s time to think about why.
Is it because you’re afraid of professional dental care? Or perhaps your schedule is too hectic to fit those appointments onto your calendar?
Maybe you’re someone who believes the myth that if you’re not in pain, then everything is fine with your teeth and gums?
Today, our team at Rod Gleave, DMD wants to make sure you have good information about what it really takes to prevent dental problems in 2018.
That’s why our blog today is all about the importance of a proactive approach to your oral health, one that requires your daily commitment to oral hygiene and the decision to get beyond whatever it might be that’s keeping you away from the dental chair for those important cleanings and exams!
So here’s to a great year for your smile!

Your Healthy Smile Starts At Home!

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime begins with you. Your commitment to best oral hygiene practices is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your smile.
We’ll start by looking at what best practices really means when it comes to daily dental care.
We align ourselves with the guidelines set by the American Dental Association (ADA) as the best measure for oral hygiene success!
That means you have a few responsibilities that require your daily vigilance:
-Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush.
-Make sure to brush with fluoridated toothpaste. 
-Use the two minute rule: brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day.
-Floss your teeth at least once per day. 
-Eat a healthy, balanced diet that’s low in sugar to prevent tooth decay. 
-Drink plenty of water each day to keep your saliva production up. 
All it takes is about five minutes a day to keep your mouth as clean as possible. This is a proactive strategy that puts you at an advantage for avoiding dental problems this year, and every year!

Dr. Gleave And Our Team Are Here For You!

Even with a strong, vigilant oral hygiene routine of your own, you need professional cleanings and exams at least twice a year to truly protect your teeth and gums.
Although people come from all around to seek cosmetic treatment from our talented, highly-trained cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gleave, he’s also skilled in general dentistry to help you prevent oral health problems.
With our variety of preventive services, you can get back on track, or stay on track, to preserve your health smile!
Our comprehensive approach to your dental care means offering:
-Deep cleanings and thorough exams to stay on top of your oral health
-Advanced technology for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for dental problems
-A warm, caring staff, comfort options, and sedation dentistry to help ease your nerves
-Eradicate tooth decay and infections before they threaten the health of your teeth
-Restorative dentistry and tooth replacement options to get your smile back
Isn’t it nice to know you don’t have to achieve your best oral health all by yourself?

Schedule Your First Dental Check-Up Of 2018!

The best professionals are those who feel passionate about what they do. Our team at Rod Gleave, DMD is no exception!
We’re motivated every single day by a desire to help people have a healthy, beautiful smile that makes them feel great. It’s why we’re so committed to a proactive approach when it comes to giving you high-quality dental care and a variety of preventive services here in Salt Lake City!
If you want to get back in control of your oral health, overcome your fears about dental appointments, or to simply maintain your healthy teeth and gums, we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Make 2018 a great year for your smile with help from our team at Rod Gleave, DMD! You can start by calling our Salt Lake City dental office today at (801) 923-6406 or fill out our online form to schedule your first dental cleaning and exam of the year.