Thanks for stopping by the online home of our Quakertown, PA dentist’s office. Since we are in the first month of the new year, we thought it might be a good idea, for today’s blog post, to share some of our smile-saving tips for 2017. Keep reading, and then be sure to follow up with us to schedule your next dental checkup with Dr. Roeder. Don’t forget that most dental insurance coverage resets with the calendar year, so there couldn’t be a better time to optimize your oral health!
Brush Twice A Day (Like You Mean It)!
It all begins in front of your bathroom mirror. The American Dental Association tells us that you should brush two or more times a day for two or more minutes. This will help prevent gum disease and cavities from taking over your mouth. Even before you have teeth, there is always dangerous bacteria waiting to do you harm. Don’t let it wreak havoc on your smile.
Flossing Is Non-Negotiable!
Here’s the thing: even with diligent brushing, you still won’t be able to get to all of the surfaces in your mouth where food, plaque, and other bad things can build up waiting to cause bigger problems. The spaces between your teeth are notoriously difficult to keep clean. It may hurt a little until you get used to it, but that is nothing compared to the pain and expense you’ll be facing if you don’t add this to your routine.
Find Some Fluoride!
Dr. Roeder can attest to the fact that using fluoride is a great way to protect your smile. That’s why we want you to make it a regular part of your routine. That won’t be hard to do since it is contained in many mouthwashes and toothpastes. Plus, your dentist can always set you up with a more intensive fluoride treatment.
Visit Your Quakertown, PA Dentist Every Six Months!
The good work you do at home will provide you with a solid framework. But you can’t really give yourself all the care you deserve. It takes a professional with tools, training and technology to keep you smiling.
However, when you visit our dentist’s office every 3-6 months, our team can provide you with professional teeth cleanings, gum disease evaluation, comprehensive checkups, diagnostic exams and advise you on cavity-prevention techniques. We can also screen for oral cancer and look for signs of other issues elsewhere in your body. You will certainly want to take advantage of such things! Also, your insurance policy likely covers most of your preventive care each year, anyway. If you have any questions about your coverage, we can help you figure that out too. That’s why we are here: to help you in any way we can!
New Year, New You!
We hope that you have been inspired by today’s post. There really couldn’t be a better time to take back your oral health! If you are ready to take the next step, contact Dream Dentistry & Sleep Care today!