We have prepared this list of answers to the most commonly asked questions about our clinic.
Maintaining a healthy smile has two main components — at-home dental hygiene and professional cleanings and examinations. With simple maintenance, you can avoid many of the problems that lead to toothaches, tooth loss, and many restorative procedures. Regular examinations will also help monitor any signs of serious diseases such as oral cancer, diabetes, liver disease, and nutritional imbalances.
Brushing - Brush at least twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. This is your first line of defense against cavities, gum disease, and subsequent tooth loss. And remember to replace your brush every two to three months.
Flossing - Flossing is the crucial next line of defense in the prevention of cavities and gum disease. When flossing, use an appropriate length of floss. Gently ease the floss between each tooth; then sweep it up and down several times while curving around the tooth at the gum line. Remember to floss behind your last tooth and to floss bridges and artificial teeth with the aid of a floss threader.
Dental Visits - Here at Avalon Dental, Dr. Yu will perform a comprehensive exam at every visit to monitor the progress of your home care and survey the state of your smile at each visit. Dr. Yu will then explain his findings and make recommendations to either maintain or improve your oral health. Afterwards, one of our friendly receptionists will schedule a follow-up visit for you.