Silver Spring, MD Dentist
Susan Pearson, DDS
1131 University Blvd. West, Ste 103
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 649-2203
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How your dentist in Silver Spring, MD, can help you have a healthy smile

Did you know that having a healthy smile can help you maintain a healthy body? It’s true. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, keeping your mouth healthy can lower your risk of diabetes, alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and heart disease.

So, how you do maintain a healthy smile? The key is at-home dental care and regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist for preventive care. Here at Dr. Susan Pearson's office in Silver Spring, MD, we offer a full range of preventive dental care services to help you have a healthy smile—read on to learn more.

Proper Dental Care

At-home dental care is essential to your oral health. After all, the more frequently you clean the plaque off of your teeth, the lower your bacterial levels. It’s this harmful bacteria that causes gum/periodontal disease and tooth decay.

Remember to:

  • Brush after meals and before bed; use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste with fluoride. Gently clean the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline, using a circular motion.
  • Floss at least once each day; be sure to wrap the floss around the widest part of your tooth as you go down in between your teeth. By wrapping the floss, you keep the floss next to the tooth surface for better cleaning.
  • Visit your dentist every six to twelve months for a preventive dental examination and x-rays. Regular visits help keep dental problems small, helping you avoid tooth pain and unnecessary expenses.
  • Visit your dental hygienist once every six to twelve months for a professional dental cleaning. Your dental hygienist can help prevent gum and periodontal disease through these appointments, and show you the latest tools and techniques so you can practice excellent at-home dental care.

To learn more about the importance of proper oral care, call Dr. Susan Pearson in Silver Spring, Maryland at (301) 649-2203.



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