Our resident smile specialist, Dr. Anish Patel, believes in providing the folks of Panama City, FL the very best that modern dentistry has to offer, in a comfortable, convenient, and friendly atmosphere.
Once entrusted to our care, you will find that Dr. Patel is a gentle and compassionate dentist who never compromises in the quality of work we deliver here at Panama City Smiles. That’s why we are the go-to place for preventive dentistry solutions in this part of Florida.
Keep reading to hear our prevention tips for autumn, and then be sure to schedule your next professional teeth cleaning and dental exam in our office!
Brushing Is Non-Negotiable
Regardless of your age or background, if you are reading this, you probably already know that brushing your teeth matters. You may not know that the ADA suggests that you try brushing your teeth for 2 minutes or more, and that you ought to be doing that twice each day. It only makes sense, since this is your frontline defense against cavities and gum disease. And regular brushing will leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean.
Floss Daily Too
Brushing is only the beginning. In order to go after the plaque and tartar (not to mention food particles) that hang out between teeth and in other hard to reach regions, dental floss is always your best bet. Start doing it in conjunction with brushing.
Fluoride is a natural element that promotes tooth retention and keeps decay at bay. In most places, fluoride can be found for free in your house! That’s because it is contained right in the majority of public tap water. Plus, there are good fluoride mouthwashes available that can bring added oral health benefits.
Put Panama City Smiles On Your Calendar
Here’s the thing: even if you are diligent, you can only do so much on your own at home. You’ll need to draw upon specialized knowledge and modern dental tools to really optimize your health. That’s why visiting our Panama City dentist’s office every 3-6 months is the key to keeping things on track.
Here at Panama City Smiles, our professional teeth cleanings can eradicate any lingering bacteria, tartar, or plaque. And our thorough dental exams can give you an accurate picture of what is going on in your mouth. Catching things early is always less painful and less costly. It can mean the difference between a filling and a root canal! It can mean your very life when it comes to oral cancer!
If you’d like an added layer of protection, Dr. Patel can also provide dental sealants on children’s permanent teeth. The thought is that, with sealants, your child may be able to avoid the need for dental fillings or crowns down the road. But in many cases, adults can benefit from this service too.
Call Panama City Smiles To Boost Your Oral Health!
Dr. Patel will keep you smiling all through life, because when it comes to preventive dentistry, we’ve got you covered! Call us today at (850) 588-0185, or contact us online to get started.