Monday, September 9, 2013

Visit the Dentist People!

In the past ten years, adults visits to the dentist has declined.  Just like working out at the gym or taking vitamins, properly maintaining teeth is vital to the mouth and overall health.  At home hygiene and professional cleanings are crucial in keeping oral health on track.  Marietta cosmetic dentist+Kirk Kimmerling DDS believe oral health should be at the top of the list.

Dentist visits and proper home-care help maintain oral health by reducing plaque and bacteria in the mouth.  

Let's take a look at home-care.

Most dentists these days recommend the Sonicare toothbrush for better home-care because of it's significant cleaning advancements.  Brushing twice daily with the Sonicare reduces not only reduces cavities but helps maintain healthy gums.  It has advanced brushing technology and a timer that ensures proper amount of brushing time. 

Flossing is a must. Once daily helps remove unwanted food and bacteria between teeth that a toothbrush cant always reach.  Flossing removes bacteria from between teeth to promote better gum health.  

Let's look at visits to the dentist.

Professional dental cleanings are recommended every six months.  A dentist or hygienist can remove plaque and tartar missed at home. It gives the dentist an opportunity to make sure there are no present conditions that need address.  They may recommend taking x-rays to further examine and diagnose.  The dentist or hygienist may also tips on how to improve daily home care.  It's an opportunity to inform your dentist of any problems occurring. Fluoride may be offered and applied to help shield and strengthen teeth.  If there are any problem areas found, its important to get them treated as soon as possible.  

Time and money can be an issue when it comes to taking the first step and getting on a proper oral hygiene regimen. Avoid dental work such as dental fillings, root canals, crowns, tooth extractions, dental implants, and more with proper care.  If anyway possible, do not be a part of the decline in people seeing the dentist. Your oral health is up to you.