Some people are very diligent about visiting their Dentist, while others appreciate the friendly phone calls reminding them they’re due for their next check up. Visiting your Dentist on a regular basis is an important part of good oral hygiene to complement your routine of brushing teeth and flossing.
When you go to your Dentist, the doctor and hygiene team check your teeth, do an oral exam and take x-rays if necessary to detect any problems with your teeth or gums. Many dental problems are not visible or cause pain until they are in the advanced stages at which point you may need a major dental procedure to correct the problem.
Seeing a Dentist at least twice a year is a good habit and works well for most people, although, in certain circumstances you may have to make more frequent visits. If you have a high risk of dental disease or are prone to cavities or plaque build-up, you are a smoker or a diabetic, have an issue with gum disease or are susceptible to bacterial infection, you may need your Dentist at three or more times a year to effectively manage the condition.
Brushing your teeth two or three times a day along with flossing removes stains left by tomato sauce, red wine, coffee and tea as well as food particles that get trapped between your teeth. Poor brushing habits allow trapped food to accumulate, which can cause tooth decay, gum disease or more serious problems.
While properly brushing and flossing your teeth control plaque, having your teeth cleaned at the Dentist’s office actually removes plaque build-up. Plaque encourages the growth of harmful bacteria that leads to periodontal or gum disease, an infection of the tissue that holds your teeth in place, causing your teeth to loosen and fall out and is also linked to conditions involving the heart.
The dental professionals at Lansdowne West Dental at 1524 Lansdowne Street West will help you develop an effective oral health regime. To arrange an appointment, call 705-742-9999 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit their web site www.lansdownewestdental.com.