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A Healthy, Beautiful Smile Takes Teamwork! [BLOG]

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Challenges are better faced when you have a support system in place. Let’s face it, life can be tough sometimes. It’s comforting to know where to find help when you need it.

That’s why at Shook Dental Care, we believe our role is to work alongside you for your healthiest, most beautiful smile. Dr. Shook and our dedicated team of experienced professionals have what it takes to give you the high quality dental care you deserve. We’re happy to be on your team!

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the ways we can work together to help you achieve healthy teeth and gums, as well as a beautiful smile.

A Healthy Smile Starts With You

Prevention is essential when it comes to your oral and overall health. And it all begins at home with your oral hygiene routine.

Brushing And Flossing

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day.

You probably already do this, but are you doing it long enough? According to the ADA, two minutes of brushing is the adequate time it takes to get your teeth and gums properly cleaned. They also suggest flossing once daily.

Proper Nutrition

You can also prevent dental problems by drinking plenty of water and including foods in your diet that strengthen your teeth and gums.

Staying well-hydrated keeps your saliva production going, which helps protect your tooth enamel from harmful acids. Lean protein, dairy, and crunchy fruits and vegetables all promote healthy, strong teeth and keep them clean while you eat them!

A Healthy Smile Is Maintained With Help

You don’t have to do all the work, nor should you. Even with a good oral hygiene routine and proper nutrition, you should visit Dr. Shook at least twice a year for dental checkups.

The reason is because serious dental problems, like gum disease, can take over your mouth without you even knowing it. Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss, and one of the reasons it can be difficult to spot is that it doesn’t always come with noticeable symptoms.

With our skilled hygienists and advanced technology, we can detect problems like this early and treat them effectively so they don’t turn into bigger problems.

A Healthy, Beautiful Smile Is A Team Effort

Shook Dental Care offers help beyond a dental cleaning and exam to help you achieve better oral health. Our preventive services exist to give you the added support your smile needs. We offer preventive treatments for:

-Chronic dry mouth

-Cavity protection with fluoride and varnish

-Teeth grinding

-Gum disease

We also offer nutritional counseling if you’d like to learn more about modifying your diet for the sake of your teeth and gums!

We’ve covered the ways to keep a smile healthy, but what makes a smile beautiful? Even healthy teeth may need a little extra help cosmetically. Whether it’s a simple teeth whitening treatment in our San Pedro dental office or something more transformative like dental veneers, improving the look of your smile can be life-changing!

Think about the ways you might change your smile if you could. How would it make you feel? How would your life change if you had the kind of confidence a stunning smile could give you.

You might have a healthy mouth, but maybe you wish your teeth were whiter. Or maybe you’d like to correct your crooked teeth with orthodontics or veneers. When you come in for a cosmetic consultation, Dr. Shook will sit down with you to discuss your smile goals. Then, together, you can decide on a treatment strategy that suits you, your schedule, and your budget.

Shook Dental Care Is On Your Side!

Are you ready to up your smile game? How about some help from Shook Dental Care?

With our preventive services and our options in cosmetic dentistry, your best smile is well within your reach. Even if your dental problems pose more challenges for getting your oral health back on track, know that you have a support system here in San Pedro!

Call Shook Dental Care today at 310-982-6333 or fill out our online form to schedule your routine dental cleaning and exam. Or consider scheduling a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Shook to see what it might take to bring your smile to the next level!