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The Importance of Preventive Care

How preventive care from your family dentists in Greenville, NC, can help protect your smile

How much do you know about preventive dental care? Did you know it can save your smile? Did you know it can save you money in the long run? The truth is, preventive dental care can keep you smiling, and keep you proud of your smile.

Dr. Laura Davila and Dr. Norberto Velazquez at Davila & Velazquez in Greenville, NC, offer a wide range of family dentistry services, including preventive care to protect your smile.

So, what is preventive dental care? Some preventive care includes what you do at home, like brushing and flossing.

In fact, you need to:

Brush your teeth after each meal and before you go to bed. Make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush because medium and hard-bristled toothbrushes can actually harm your teeth and gums. Brush gently, in a circular motion, covering all tooth surfaces, and don’t forget your back teeth.

Floss at least once each day with waxed or unwaxed floss, or floss picks if you have dexterity or arthritis issues. Make sure you wrap the floss around the tooth surface as you guide the floss down between your teeth. This wrapping method helps the floss stay against the tooth surface.

Your dentist and dental hygienist are also an important part of preventive care, because:

Your dentist can do a comprehensive dental examination, including x-rays, checking for tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other dental problems. By identifying and treating problems early, it can save you money and needless tooth pain. Your dentist will also do a screening exam for oral cancer, which could potentially save your life.

Your dental hygienist can perform a thorough cleaning, removing soft and hard deposits which can cause tooth decay and gum or periodontal disease. Your dental hygienist can also show you how to keep your smile healthy between appointments.

To learn more about the importance of preventive care and how it can protect your smile, call Dr. Laura Davila and Dr. Norberto Velazquez at Davila & Velazquez in Greenville, NC. You can reach them at (252) 756-7789, so call now!

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Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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    "Dr. Davila is such a nice and caring dentist. She doesn't rush her time with you, and she makes you feel genuinely cared for. Her and Dr. Velasquez make a great team, and their staff is very friendly and caring as well. Good office atmosphere. I would recommend them to friends and family. "


Oakmont Dr Greenville, NC

Greenville, NC Dentist
Drs. Davila & Velazquez, P.A.
120 Oakmont Drive
Greenville, NC 27858
 (252) 756-7789
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