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Preventive Dental Care Can Keep You Smiling

  • November 1, 2018

Would you buy a car and leave it in your driveway? Would you buy a boat and never take it on the water? Would you get season tickets to see your favorite football team, but never attend any of the games?

If you spend money, then you want to get what you have paid for. That’s why we want to encourage you to schedule a dental cleaning and exam before the end of 2018. If you have dental insurance, you don’t want to lose the benefits you’ve been paying for all year.

Call 803-272-4162 to schedule an appointment at Total Dental Care of Columbia, SC. Dr. Douglas Forbes and our team want to help you keep your mouth as healthy as it can be.

Focus on Preventing Problems Whenever Possible

A big part of our general dentistry is encouraging patients to protect their smiles. The best way to do that is to take steps to prevent tooth decay and gum infections.

This starts with your daily hygiene routine of brushing (twice daily) and flossing (every day). You also should get regular dental checkups. After all, most people don’t brush and floss perfectly every day.

Most dental insurance plans also encourage patients to get preventive dental care. Regular checkups give dental professionals like an opportunity to remove any plaque and tartar buildup. And should you have any signs of a cavity or gum disease, we want to find this as early as possible. You may not want a filling, but it’s better to get one than to risk a tooth infection later.

Many dental plans cover all or much of the cost of one or two professionals cleanings each year. Some plans may also help with additional preventive services such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Be sure to check your plan for details.

Good Oral Health Comes from Consistent Care

The best approach to preventing oral health problems is being consistent with your oral care routine. If you are brushing your teeth at the same time each day, then you are more likely to continue doing it. If you floss each night before bed, you’re more likely to be aware when you’ve forgotten to do it.

And if you get dental checkups at the same time each year, you’re more likely to remember when to pay a visit to Total Dental Care.

Since you’re on our website, you can see that we offer a wide variety of general, cosmetic, and restorative services. We’re happy to help you however we can.

But we also know that the best thing for your smile is to avoid the issues that can cause long-term damage to your teeth and gums.

Keep Smiling

Whether you have insurance or not, we offer multiple payment options to help you get the care you deserve within your budget. You still have time for a checkup at our Columbia, SC office before 2019 arrives. Call 803-272-4162 now or contact us online.


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