Maintaining Oral Health Habits Leads to Lifelong Benefits
Regular visits to your dentist is an important part of your overall health and wellness. Unfortunately, many people overlook this aspect of their health. Not only regular visits to the dentist maintain your smile, these visits protect your mouth and gums from diseases like periodontal disease and gingivitis. At Progressive Dental Arts, our number one priority is to always make sure you receive exceptional routine cleanings and unparalleled, comprehensive dental care. Our team of dental providers take the time to show you how using the right dental products can improve and maintain the smiles of you and the members of your family.
Are Regular Checkups and Dental Cleanings Part of Your Healthy Living Plan?
Flossing on a regular basis and brushing your teeth at least twice a day contributes to a healthy, germ-free, and disease-free mouth. But, these oral habits don’t take the place of regular checkups and dental cleanings because you can’t always spot potential problems like a dental professional is trained to do. Scheduling twice a year checkups, six months apart, can help you stay on top of your oral health.
When you schedule an appointment, our hygienists will carefully look for the following:
• Early signs of gingivitis
• Tooth deterioration
• Check for indications of periodontal disease
Our hygienists will also clean and rinse your teeth so when you walk out of our offices everyone you greet will be impressed by your healthy smile. Not only do regular checkups keep your teeth looking great, but it gives you the opportunity to talk one on one with the dentists at Progressive Dental Arts and discuss any concerns you may have. We can even introduce you to new treatments you didn’t know were available that could benefit you.
Make Sure You’re Using the Right Toothpaste and Toothbrush
Are you using the right toothbrush? Believe it or not, the majority of our patients are using the wrong dental products. Using the wrong type of toothpaste, mouthwash, and toothbrush can do more harm than good. The American Dental Association (ADA) has a list of approved dental products that are proven to improve and maintain your smile. Let us recommend dental products that are ideal for home use to reduce the risk of damage to your teeth or gums.
Learn More about Your Oral Health
The more you know about oral health, the better equipped you will be to maintain your smile for a lifetime. But educating yourself doesn’t have to be boring. For example, did you know the human mouth is home to over 100,000,000 micro-creatures that feed, swim, reproduce, and deposit waste in your mouth?
Yes, this is a rather gross and disturbing fact. But now that you are aware of what is going on inside your mouth aren’t you more inclined to schedule that six-month checkup? That’s what we thought!
Don’t wait any longer. Give us a call today. We’re always happy to hear from you!