How can we help you?
At Rehoboth Beach Dental, we believe that every patient should be informed about their dental care. We strongly encourage questions, and we promise to go over our procedures and services with you beforehand so that you can have all the facts before you make important decisions about your dental health care.
We are happy to provide the answers to some common questions that many patients have about both their dental care and Rehoboth Beach Dental. If your question is not here or if you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (302) 226-7960.
Maintain Your Oral Health Every Day
We agree with the guidelines set by the American Dental Association and recommend that you brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss in the evening before brushing. This is the best way to prevent cavities and avoid periodontal disease.
If you have any questions about good brushing and flossing habits, please contact us and a hygienist will be happy to answer all of your questions and even provide a demonstration.
Always Brush and Floss!
Practicing good oral hygiene habits is the best way to prevent periodontal disease. Brush your teeth twice daily using good technique, and floss every day in the evening. If you need help with proper brushing and flossing technique, one of our excellent dental hygienists will be happy to provide a hands-on demonstration.
Come to Our Rehoboth Beach Office for Cleanings
Visit our office every six months for a dental examination and a professional cleaning. During these visits, our hygienists will clean the build up of plaque off your teeth and perform an oral exam to look for any sign of gum disease. Frequent visits to the dentist allow us to catch it early so we can better treat gum disease.
To set up your next cleaning and oral exam, or if you are a new patient, please contact our office today!
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums and bone that provide support for your teeth.
Typically caused by poor oral hygiene, when you don't successfully remove plaque and bacteria buildup daily, it hardens into a substance called tartar. The buildup of plaque and tartar can irritate gums and work its way below the gumline, where it causes an infection that gradually attacks and destroys your jawbone. When this happens, it can result in tooth loss.
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease when you might notice that your gums are red, irritated, or swollen. They may also bleed during brushing and flossing. Chronic bad breath that you can't eliminate with brushing, flossing, or mouthwash is another telltale sign of gingivitis.
Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease. As a result, you may feel pain or discomfort when you eat and chew, and your teeth may become mobile. Periodontitis requires scaling and root planing, a deeper cleaning below the gumline to eliminate the tartar and bacteria causing your infection.
Visiting your Rehoboth dentist regularly every six months for teeth cleanings and checkups will help you successfully manage or prevent gum disease. Call our dental office at (302) 226-7960 to schedule your next appointment.