April 3, 2017
Dr. Airey wants to keep you smiling for many years to come! That’s why our Boone, NC dentist’s office is so big on preventive dentistry. Through your efforts at home, and a couple of visits to our office each year, a healthy, great-looking collection of teeth and gums can be maintained all through life. So, we wanted to review some of the best-practices when it comes to your oral health routine. Keep reading, and then be sure to get in touch with our team to arrange for your next dental checkup!
Brushing Is Only The Beginning
You already know this tip, but it bears repeating: the American Dental Association says that you should brush two or more times a day for two or more minutes per session. This will help prevent disease and decay from running wild in your mouth. Even before you get your first set of teeth, there is always dangerous bacteria on the loose, just waiting to do you harm. Here’s something you may not know: it is always best to wait 30 minutes or more after eating before you brush!
Remember To Floss!
Here’s the thing: even with excellent brushing habits, 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. Those spaces between your teeth are difficult to keep clean.
Look For Fluoride!
Rinsing with fluoride is a great way to protect your smile. That’s why we want you to make it a regular component of your routine. That won’t be hard to do since it is contained in many mouthwashes and toothpastes. Beyond that, your dentist can always set you up with a more intensive fluoride treatment the next time you are here.
Visit Appalachian Dental Frequently!
If you want to avoid painful and costly treatments down the road, you will want to have an oral health professional look around your mouth every 3-6 months.
When you visit our dentist’s office frequently, 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. Dr. Airey has invested heavily in the sort of tools, training, and technology that will keep you healthy and happy. But we won’t be able to do you much good if you never come around to see us. So, please take advantage of all we have to offer!
Now Is The Time To Start!
We hope that you have been inspired by today’s post. Now that you know how easy it can be to boost the health and appearance of your smile, what are you waiting for? All you have to do is contact our Boone, NC dentist’s office today to arrange for your next appointment with Dr. Airey! Just call 828-355-5673, and we’ll make it happen for you ASAP!