At Denver Restorative Dentistry in Broomfield, Colorado, our dentists, Taylor Goggins and D. Brian Aguirre are pleased to support your efforts to achieve strong oral health for a lifetime of smiles. Let’s look at four things you can do to keep your smile healthier.
#1 Dental Flossing
Brushing only cleans 50% of your tooth surfaces, because 50% of the harmful bacteria in your mouth accumulate between the teeth where the teeth meet because your toothbrush can’t reach those areas. This is where flossing comes as it can clean between the teeth and along the gumline, effectively fighting off cavities and gum disease from harming your smile.
#2 Daily Habits
What habits do you have that show up in your smile? The condition of your teeth and gums reveal the following:
- If you are a regular soda, coffee, tea or wine drinker.
- Whether you are having excess stress in your life.
- If you are eating a nutrient-poor diet.
- If you have an eating disorder.
- If you use tobacco or drink alcohol excessively.
Clues that give away your daily habits include tooth stains and discoloration, tooth enamel erosion from acid, bruxism (teeth grinding), dry mouth, halitosis, and even various medical conditions such as diabetes and pregnancy can be revealed by looking at your oral health.
#3 Dental Anxiety
You might be experiencing dental anxiety if you avoid dental visits because you are afraid of experiencing pain during a procedure, or you feel nervous about having someone working in your mouth. Whatever your reason, thanks to modern advances in dental sedation, you can have the care you need in a comfortable, relaxing environment. Whether relief comes in the form of taking a pill, breathing in nitrous oxide, inhaling anesthesia, or using numbing agents, you can get the help you need to have a pleasant treatment.
#4 Dental Visits
When you come in for a dental cleaning and exam, dental issues will be detected while they are still easy and economical to treat and hardened dental plaque will be removed, which can cause tooth decay and gum disease if ignored. Both gum disease and early tooth decay are unnoticeable until they cause pain, and by then, some damage has been one.
To keep your smile healthy, eat a balanced diet, brush, and floss daily, and see your dentist regularly. To schedule your next visit with our team, please call 303-427-4120 to give your smile the care it deserves!