Here at the office of Lindi Henell, DDS, your dentist in Sunnyvale takes a preventive approach to dental care to help you maintain optimal oral health. We offer a comprehensive selection of dental services designed to address the needs of patients of all ages. Our office provides an expansive range of advanced general, family and cosmetic services, and our team has helped many patients benefit from the best that modern dentistry has to offer.
Did you know that patients over 35 lose more teeth to gum disease than they do to tooth decay? That’s because gum disease is usually painless and without routine dental care you may not even know you have it! For these reasons, good oral hygiene at home and routine preventive care is so important – it’s the tried and true way to avoid more complex dental problems down the road. By being sure to brush your teeth every day (ideally after every meal) with fluoride-containing toothpaste, and flossing between your teeth and gums, you can reduce the accumulation of harmful dental plaque, which is the culprit responsible for both tooth decay and gum disease. You should also avoid a diet high in sugar and sticky sweets (or brush right after you eat them).
Of course just brushing and flossing may not be enough to get rid of built-up dental plaque if it’s settled into one of those hard-to-reach places that your toothbrush can’t quite get to. So in addition to maintaining a good home care routine, the best thing you can do is to schedule regular dental checkups and professional cleanings with your dentist in Sunnyvale! At the office of Lindi Henell, DDS we make dental exams and teeth cleanings informative and engaging as we help our patients keep their smiles feeling great and looking good. We provide periodontal care to prevent as well as halt the progression of gum disease.
Please contact our office if you need any additional information, or to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Sunnyvale.