Do you remember why it is you’re coming in for preventive visits every six months? Or, why you spend time every day brushing and flossing your teeth to get them nice and clean? It’s easy to get in the habit of these aspects of your life (which is, of course, a wonderful thing) without remembering the reasons behind them. Let’s do a quick preventive care refresh to remind you about what you should be doing and why it’s so important for your oral health that you remain dedicated!
You may find yourself dismayed when you realize something is not quite right with your oral health. You had other plans, of course, that sounded far more exciting than taking the time to visit us to address an issue with your smile, you don’t like the idea of a dental visit, or you just want to wait – there are a lot of reasons you can come up with to avoid immediate restorative care. Take it from us: Acting with urgency is always best. Why? Let’s address this topic with some questions and answers.
Are you someone who focuses as much as possible on sustainability and making best choices for your life – but you find that you often come up against uncertainties? For instance, is it better to rinse your floss and use it again – or is it better for your oral health to trash the used floss and begin again each time with new floss? When you’re wondering about your options regarding dental hygiene and what you should do, we encourage you to become a bit more familiar with the products at hand, so you no longer worry that you could be doing yourself a disservice.
Nobody likes dealing with oral sores. They can be uncomfortable, they can get in the way while you eat and speak, and they can cause some alarm. First, remember that if you’re ever unsure about what’s happening with your oral health, it’s always best to let us know. We will schedule a checkup with you to determine whether you are in need of treatment or if everything’s just fine. As for having a general idea of what might be going on with your mouth when it happens, consider a few common sores and what to expect.
Of course, the primary reason we suggest you practice optimal dental hygiene is to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. AS a result, you can expect to enjoy good oral health and a functioning, comfortable smile for life. However, we encourage you to think beyond the basics and consider a few ways keeping up with hygiene can benefit you! It can add a bit of motivation when you’re feeling a little unenthusiastic about brushing and flossing.