These facts are information that every patient should know about visiting the dentist, maintaining good dental care and preventing serious dental problems.
1. Brushing twice a day helps keep cavities out of the way
When you brush your teeth properly, at least twice a day, you remove the plaque that causes cavities. Plaque is the soft, sticky substance that accumulates on teeth from food debris and bacteria. Daily flossing will remove the plaque between the teeth that the toothbrush can not reach. Removing plaque from your teeth also helps prevent gum disease.
When you go to your regular dental exam, your dentist and hygienist will also examine you for any signs of oral cancer. Every hour of every day, a person dies of oral cancer in the United States. This serious dental disease that affects the mouth, lips or throat is often highly treatable if diagnosed and treated at an early stage. Visiting your dentist regularly for exams and avoiding smoking are key factors in preventing oral cancer.
3. Gum disease (periodontal) affects your general health
Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults and has also been associated with heart disease and stroke. If diagnosed at an early stage, gingivitis can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not followed, a more severe and advanced stage of gum disease, called periodontitis, which includes bone loss, may follow. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and regular dental and dental cleaning is the best way to prevent gum disease.
4. Dental cleanings and checks are extremely important
One of the most important factors for maintaining good oral health is to visit the dentist for regular checks and cleanings.
Regular exams can prevent cavities, root canals, gum disease, oral cancer and other dental problems. Do not wait to have a problem before seeing your dentist, help him prevent problems before they happen.
5. Bad breath could be the result of a dental problem
About 85% of people with persistent bad breath have a dental problem to blame. If bad breath is the cause of a dental condition, the mouthwash will only mask the odor and not heal it. Do not be shy about talking to your dentist, they are here to help you. Daily dental flossing and brushing of the teeth and tongue twice a day can significantly reduce and eventually eliminate bad breath.
6.Good nutrition is important for good dental health
The sugars in soft drinks and non-nutritional foods combine with the bacteria in our mouth, producing acids that attack tooth enamel. This can lead to cavities and gum disease. Limiting the amount of drinks and foods high in sugar can greatly help maintain good dental health.
7.Mental health problems do not improve and do not go away without treatment
If your dentist gives you a treatment plan for the dental work you must perform, you should focus on repairing the teeth as soon as possible. Even cavities continue to grow. If they become big enough to reach the nerve of your tooth, your only option would be to have a root canal or have the tooth extracted.
8.A root canal is usually not painful
With today’s technology, root canals do not look like most people at all. A root canal is as painless as a filling.
9.Change your toothbrush
Manual toothbrushes wear out in about three months and are not as effective as they were before. If you have gum disease, you should change your toothbrush every 4 to 6 weeks because bacteria can harbor hair. You should always rinse your toothbrush with hot water after each use and change it after you have been sick.
10. Maintaining good dental health is easy
Some people think that having good dental health takes too much effort. Seeing your dentist regularly for dental checkups and dental cleanings, brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and eating a nutritious diet are key factors in good dental health. Now, how is it so difficult?