Did you know that the National Institutes of Health reports that tooth decay is the most “prevalent, chronic disease” that Americans face? Both children and adults get this so often, that about 92% of people with have tooth decay by adulthood. Gum disease, as well, affects more than half of the people in the United States. The interesting thing about these oral health diseases? They can be prevented with the right oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing correctly. Find out what oral hygiene habits you need and how to do them properly to prevent disease! At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we have many tips and treatments to help get your teeth healthier. Nutrition plays a major role in the health of your body as well as your teeth, but some foods should be avoided. We can help give you guidelines for excellent oral hygiene and health. Investing in professional dental services such as comprehensive exams, cleanings and treatments will also contribute to a healthier smile.
When it comes to establishing a healthy oral hygiene routine, there are a few basics that are considered the baseline for good oral health .
What you eat greatly affects the health of your teeth. After all, the teeth come in contact with food every single day, all day long. Not all foods are good for the teeth though. What are some that should be avoided or ingested sparingly?
One of the best ways to avoid dental problems is to see your dentist. Many patients take good care of their oral health. When it comes to the teeth though, there are just some areas many can’t see well. The back of the mouth is especially hard. Because not everyone is a dentist, it is also hard for many to spot the early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and more. Dentists are specifically trained to see early signs of problems with your teeth. At our dental office, we also provide diagnostic and preventive care services. This will include an examination of all hard (teeth) and soft tissues in the mouth.
We will also take digital x-rays with your dental visit. These x-rays will focus a beam of x-ray particles which will pass through the bone and produce an image on special film. This will give us a black and white image of your teeth inside and out so that we can diagnose problems and disease. Without an x-ray of the whole tooth (or teeth) and supporting bone and gum tissues, we would have no way to detect infection or pathology that requires attention.
Establishing great oral health habits can start with these above suggestions. During a visit to our office, we can give your specific instructions on areas that you may need to improve on. Dr. Robert Berry is pleased to provide comprehensive treatments for all your dental needs and goals. Achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that helps you feel confident. Call Mountain Aire Dentistry to schedule an appointment. Our oral hygiene tips can help you to have better oral health without a too much effort. Come see us at our office today to examine your teeth and gums and to make sure all is well. Keep up on good oral health habits for healthier teeth. To receive more tips for good habits that lead to healthier teeth and gums, call our office today at (303) 731-7755.