At Canyon Dental, Dr. Joseph Schmidt and our team provide complete dental care, including preventive care. Because preventive dental care is the key component of overall dental health, we do all we can now to prevent future problems with your teeth and smile.
We offer a wide range of general dental treatments to our patients as a part of our commitment to provide Clarkston preventive dentistry & family dentistry including:
Brushing cannot thoroughly clean all the surfaces of your teeth like the dentist, dental assistants, and dental hygienists can. Even flossing cannot reach all the areas of the teeth that our dental tools can reach. We also check for oral cancer at dental exams, which can thereby help prevent gum disease if caught early. A quick tip: right after your dental exam, schedule your next appointment to make sure exams happen regularly!
Your gums are bleeding because you have some level of gingivitis. The best thing to do is to floss more frequently. The best way to fight gingivitis is to remove more bacteria. As you floss and the bacteria is removed, your gums will bleed less and feel less irritated. Always let us know about any symptoms with your gums so we can check for other underlying issues.
The toothbrush you choose should have soft bristles and not be too big for your mouth. The right size of toothbrush is critical for reaching all surfaces of the teeth. We recommend that you use a toothpaste that contains at least 0.24% fluoride to help strengthen your tooth enamel. The type of toothpaste you choose may also depend on what your goal is for your teeth (sensitivity, whitening, etc.).