1. Dental cleanings and checkups are extremely important to your wellbeing.
Make sure you visit your dentist regularly. You’ll reduce the risk of serious issues if you keep up with your dental checkups. Regular checkups allow you to have a healthy, clean mouth that is free from disease, discomfort and distress.
2. Dental checkups include oral cancer screenings.
Taking proper care of your mouth is very important. believe it or not, many other areas of your overall health are closely related to your dental health, even those as serious as cancer. For this reason, you should always do your best to make sure your teeth, gums and your whole mouth in general are well taken care of.
3. Gum (Periodontal) disease affects your overall health.
Receding gums are known to cause a host of illnesses. Brushing and flossing is important to your gum health as well as your tooth health. Everyone should floss and brush their teeth in the morning and at bedtime as well as between meals to help prevent gum disease. Use good brushing and flossing techniques to help prevent future problems.
4. Brush and floss twice daily.
Let’s face it, flossing isn’t always easy. If you tend to have a hard time working the floss down and then back up again, consider picking up a product that is “waxed.” You can also look for a floss holder, which should assist you in getting the floss to do what you need it to do. Remember, when you only brush your teeth, and don’t floss, you’re neglecting about 40% of your tooth surface!
5. Check for continuous bad breath.
Many people with bad breath are missing one important part of their oral hygiene process – brushing their tongue! In fact, just by brushing their tongue, people find that they quickly fix their problem and end up with fresh, clean breath in no time, so give it a try yourself! If the problem persists, come see us for a more thorough examination of the potential problem.
6. Proper nutrition is important for good dental health.
Eat nutritious meals and avoid harmful snacking for stronger, healthier teeth. Try to avoid carbs like pretzels, chips, candy, and other junk food. These types of foods can remain on the surface of your teeth which can cause painful and expensive dental issues to occur. If you eat anything sticky, you should brush your teeth as soon as you can afterwards.
7. Dental problems do not get better or go away without treatment.
If you have a dentist phobia you are not alone. One great way you can address this fear is to understand that technology has come a long way in recent years. These days, modern dentistry has literally made visiting your dentist painless. Make sure to tell yourself this often so as to make the entire visit easier.
8. A root canal is not a pain.
Many people have a fear of the root canal procedure without even knowing what’s involved. Basically, a root canal allows you to keep a tooth that is essentially “dead” by removing the dead nerves within the roots of the tooth, and making it strong and viable once again. Furthermore, due to the advancement of dental technology over the past number of years, having a root canal is virtually painless.
9. You should change your toothbrush every three months.
Examine your toothbrush several times a month. Look for signs that you might need to get a new one. The bristles are often the first indication. If you see that they are becoming frayed, it’s probably time for a new toothbrush. Remember, no matter what, you shouldn’t go longer than three months without getting a new toothbrush.
10. Maintaining good dental health is easy.
Always brush your teeth for a minimum of two minutes, followed by a thorough flossing. You simply aren’t going to reach all the nooks and crannies within your mouth where plaque loves to hide if you don’t. Make sure you give yourself enough time each morning and night to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth properly so as to avoid any additional plaque buildup.
Your oral health is integral to your overall health and often gives advance warning of other serious medical conditions.
Make sure you visit us if you have any concerns about your oral health, and remember the importance of your routinely scheduled checkups.
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