Prevention at Home and with Your Dentist
Your oral health is managed by your dentist, but good care at home is needed to keep your mouth healthy.
Pediatric Dentistry Impacts A Child's Overall Health
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The best way to prevent expensive and often painful dental procedures is a good oral health routine at home. Brushing your teeth at least three times a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash can help prevent decay and gum disease long before they set in.
Healthy Habits Start Young
Young children should be instructed on how to properly brush their teeth and should be monitored when doing so. Even earlier, parents should begin brushing their child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth emerges from the gum line. At ages six and 12, molars will erupt in the back of the mouth. It it usually recommended to have sealants placed over the permanent molars to help prevent tooth decay. Children should regularly visit Dr. Russell Marchese, Jr. for a periodic exam and teeth cleaning in Batavia, NY.
The Importance of Proper Homecare
It is important to know how to care for your teeth properly, and that begins with the proper brushing technique. A soft, nylon manual or electric toothbrush should be used to gently brush food and plaque away. The angle is important as well. The brush should be held at a 45-degree angle toward the gum line so the largest surface area of the tooth meets the bristles. All surfaces of every tooth should be brushed thoroughly in small circles. We can demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques during your visit.
Scheduling a Teeth Cleaning in Batavia, NY
Homecare alone will not prevent decay and gum disease. Regular visits to our practice for a teeth cleaning and exam are still necessary for optimal oral health. Preventative periodic dental visits include a hard and soft tissue examination, screening for gum disease, oral hygiene instruction, and thorough cleaning of the teeth. Dr. Marchese also provides oral cancer screenings for all patients on a periodic basis.
Screening for Oral Cancer in Batavia, NY
An oral cancer screening is another preventative measure that can save you money and discomfort in the long run. When oral cancer is detected early it, oral cancer can be treated easily. The exam is simple to perform and will be conducted by Dr. Marchese during your preventative visits. The exam includes a thorough assessment of all areas of your mouth and is designed to detect red or white patches, lumps, bumps, or other abnormalities. Further testing may be required on any abnormalities that are found.
Russell M. Marchese Jr., DDS
401 East Main Street | Batavia, NY 14020
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7:15am - 4:15pm
Wednesday: 7:15am - 2:00pm
Friday and Saturday: By Appointment Only