Make It A Healthy New Year
- December 5, 2015
Welcome back to another December edition of our Gentle Dental Care blog! If you ever need a kind and compassionate dentist in Plainville, CT, we hope that you will take a closer look at all that we can do for you.
We are here to be your partner in oral health. Unlike sharks, who get completely new sets of teeth every few weeks, we only get one permanent set of pearly whites and we have to make the most of what we are given all through life.
That’s why, when you are making your resolutions for the coming new year, you should resolve to keep your oral hygiene habits top of mind.
In today’s blog post, we wanted to review the basic practices for optimizing your wellness in the years to come.
Brushing Is Just The Beginning
Did you know that even before you get your first tooth, there is dangerous bacteria, tartar and plaque on the loose in your mouth? That’s why it is best to teach your children at an early age about how to keep their mouth clean and fresh.
In order to keep decay, gum disease, bad breath, and tooth loss at bay, everyone in your family should be brushing their teeth and gums a minimum of twice a day, and for two minutes at a stretch. It really is the least you can do!
Flossing Takes It Further
No matter how well you brush your teeth, you won’t be able to get to all of the surfaces in your mouth where old food, plaque, and other menacing things can accumulate waiting to cause trouble for you later.
But by flossing everyday, you will do yourself a big favor, and save lots of pain and expense down the line.
Find The Fluoride
Fluoride can help you hang on to your natural teeth. It is contained in many mouthwashes, and can be accessed for free in our tap water. As such, it is easy to add fluoride to your daily routine.
Make Friends With Your Plainville, CT Dentist
When you regularly visit our Plainville, CT dental office, our team can provide professional teeth cleaning, gum disease evaluation, checkups, diagnostic exams and cavity-prevention techniques.
While you are here, we can screen for oral cancer and also look for signs of other issues elsewhere in your body.
It is essential to your continued well being that you schedule appointments at Gentle Dental Care every 3-6 months. This will allow us to stay in tune with your ever-changing needs and address any emerging concerns before it is too late.
Gentle Dental Care Delivers Positive Experiences
Our team will do everything possible to make every visit to our practice a pleasant and comfortable experience. Please inquire about sedation dentistry if you need a little extra help relaxing. We will quickly put your fears to rest!
For optimal oral health, we suggest that you schedule your family’s 2016 preventative appointments now!
Contact us today to set-up your next Gentle Dental Care visit. We can’t wait to see you!