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Get Proactive About Your Oral Health

August 6, 2015

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , , , , , — Dr. John Maheu @ 4:21 pm

Brushing and flossing properly will keep your mouth clean and healthy.Brushing and flossing your teeth properly is one of the best ways to help keep your oral health in check. If you think about all of the bacteria and food particles that float around your mouth during the course of a day, it’s no wonder why brushing and flossing is so important. Food that gets caught in teeth or bacteria that becomes trapped can grow into something sinister, like a disease or infection. Infections can wreak havoc on your smile and cause all sorts of other problems. At Central Dental Associates in Norwood, MA, the last thing any of us want for you is a smile that’s been overrun with disease or infection. There are ways to keep these unwanted guests from taking over your mouth, and it’s through excellent dental hygiene – including brushing and flossing. Your teeth deserve the best care possible and by being proactive, you’re giving them a chance to look and feel healthy. Preventive dentistry is easy to practice, all it takes is some dedication and love for your teeth.

Brushing and Flossing is A Lot More Important Than You Realize

Sure, it’s just another chore you have to do which can become monotonous, but it’s vital for your oral health. We don’t suggest doing this, but let’s imagine you went a full week without brushing and flossing. Not only would your breath be able to knock over a cow, but you could rub your tongue over your teeth and feel the tartar and plaque buildup. It’s a disgusting feeling. There’s all sorts of bacteria in your mouth that can cause major problems. By brushing and flossing, you’re ridding your teeth of most of the bacteria and keeping food particles from rotting.

Tooth decay is always trying to ruin your day. It’s brought about by the foods that you eat that are high in sugar content. Yes, all of those sugary treats you chowed down on in the past are now coming back to haunt you. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, food temptations are everywhere. The important thing is to get it treated immediately. By brushing and flossing, tooth decay is kept at bay and has a much harder time forming. If you’re brushing and flossing twice a day (which you should be doing anyway), tooth decay won’t have anywhere to go. Brushing and flossing is the first line of defense against these dental ailments, so it’s vital you practice and maintain good dental hygiene.

Regular Checkups Can Help, Too

A checkup is our way of keeping a “third eye” on your dental health. When you look in a mirror at your teeth, there’s only so much surface area you can scan. When you’re laying down in our chair, our dental team can see everything – top, bottom, inside, outside, all-around. It’s important to get this perspective because it will give our team a good idea of your present dental situation. If there are any problems, we can diagnose and neutralize them over the course of a few office visits.

What happens during an exam, you ask? Your teeth and gums will be thoroughly inspected to try and catch any problems. If you get the clean bill of health, you’ll be able to leave the office knowing your mouth is in great shape. If you don’t, then our team will do everything in our power to restore your mouth back to great dental health.

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? We invite you to speak with our friendly staff. If you live in Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Dedham and beyond, we’d love to see you. If you’re looking for a dentist Norwood, MA residents can trust, look no further than our dental team at Central Dental Associates.

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