While 2020 is still more than a month away, this is a good time to start thinking about how you would like to approach the new year. At our Prairie Village, KS dental office, our goal is to help our patients stay in good oral health over time. One way we provide this support is by keeping you current with your regular dental exams. These appointments should take place approximately every six months – if you have not had two appointments this year, you may be due for your next one. Through consistent dental care, and guidance on smart oral care at home, we can help you spend 2020 and beyond with a smile you are excited to share!
1. Stay Current With Your Regular Dental Exams
Simply put, you can have a hard time keeping your smile healthy if you are not receiving professional care. At every checkup, your teeth are given a thorough cleaning to remove harmful plaque and bacteria. When a patient’s evaluation reveals symptoms of gum disease, we can even perform an ultrasonic scaling to ensure that the problems is resolved. Your appointments also create opportunities for your dentist to closely examine your smile for routine problems like tooth decay, and potentially serious threats like oral cancer.
2. Take Time To Reevaluate Your Brushing And Flossing Habits
Without an effective brushing and flossing routine in place, it can be difficult for you to effectively fight plaque and tartar buildup. Your brushing should take at least two minutes, and you should use that time to fully clean even the hardest-to-reach areas. Doing this two times a day can give you an effective routine for preventing threats like tooth decay and gum disease. You should also floss at least one time a day, as your brush can offer limited protection for the spaces between teeth.
3. Look For Ways To Improve Your Typical Diet
If you consume too much sugar, even a thorough oral hygiene routine can fail to stop problems that require dental fillings or dental crowns. It is important to remember that as you age, natural wear and tear can lead to enamel erosion that makes you more vulnerable to decay. Improving your diet can help you remain cavity-free, even as you lose some natural protection.
Dr. Browne Can Help You Keep Your Teeth In Great Shape For 2020…And Beyond!
At our Prairie Village, KS dental practice, Dr. Browne helps patients keep their teeth in great health by offering important preventive oral health services. While the care provided at our practice can play a significant role in helping people avoid dental problems, we also want patients to recognize the importance of a good oral care routine at home. To find out more, or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.