Make Your Dentist (and Your Teeth) Happy by Doing These Three Things
If there’s one thing you should know about your dentist it’s this: We really do have your best interests in mind. We want your teeth and gums to be healthy. We want you to take ten minutes each day to care for your teeth. While it may seem sometimes that going to the dentist results in getting homework, the reality is that there are a few simple things you could do to greatly improve the health of your gums and teeth.
There are just three things you can do to make a huge difference. Make your dentist – and your teeth – happy today by learning them and taking them to heart.
- Don’t skip your regular exams
- Floss every single day
- Take better care of your gums
For most people, it’s a good idea to visit a dentist every six months for a dental exam and cleaning. Doing so can help you discover issues before they become huge problems. The reality is that almost all big dental treatments could have been prevented if caught early and treated early. Likewise, just by removing plaque and doing a deep cleaning every six months, we’re improving your oral health greatly.
Keep in mind that your dental exam could affect your overall health too. For example, we do an oral cancer screening. In the event that you have risk factors or signs of oral cancer, this early detection could literally save your life. In fact, we care so much about this issue that we offer free oral cancer screenings every Monday.
Most people hear that they should floss every day and they nod, knowing that they should. Yet so many don’t do it. At California Dental Group we really wish you would – but not for our own purposes. The truth is that brushing is necessary but it isn’t enough on its own. The average toothbrush can only to get the front and backs of your teeth. Floss is necessary to clean between your teeth, which is where food particles most like to snag.
The more regularly you floss, the lower your chances of all types of oral health issues will be, including gum disease, cavities, and bad breath. Trust us when we say that if you start making flossing a part of your daily brushing routine, you’ll get used to it much faster than you think.
If you want your mouth to be healthy then you should start with your gums. They’re not a separate entity – in fact they’re connected to your teeth. A problem with one will result in a problem with the other. In fact, issues with your gums can actually affect your overall health. If your gums bleed, are sensitive, or look inflamed then you need to see the dentist sooner rather than later.
These are the top three things we wish our patients would do. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen the dentist then we urge you to call California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 today to make an appointment.