What everybody ought to know about a healthy smileGrandviewDental | August 26, 2009
A healthy smile should be a goal for everyone. You can get a healthy smile with some work on your part and also the help and support of your friendly Columbus dental office, Grandview Dental Care.
Here are a few things you should know about getting and keeping a healthy smile.
- Routine brushing and flossing at home, done correctly, is essential to maintaining your dental health, AND it’s inexpensive!
- Make and effort to brush 2 times per day for 2 minutes each time you brush.
- Flossing needs to become a habit. A wise ole’ dentist once said… you don’t have to floss all your teeth…. just the teeth you want to keep!
- Sipping on sugary drinks for extended periods causes the sugar to be in constant contact with your teeth which can accelerate tooth decay.
- Visit your dentist and hygienist every 6 months, unless you have special needs, like gum disease. Then, you may need to visit every 3 – 4 months…. because you are special.
- Remember that your teeth play an important part in getting you through your day. You use them to chew, speak, smile, smooch, etc.
- Normal everyday wear and tear will leave your teeth feeling and looking used! Visiting your dentist restores your teeth and mouth with that smooth, fresh, clean feeling once again.
- Early detection of tooth problems is cheaper than avoiding the dentist for years.
- Decay left untreated does not go away it just escalates into more decay and a bigger “bad spot” in your tooth.
- Don’t wait until it hurts or it’s broken. Pain can usually be avoided if you visit your dentist regularly and you take care of problems when they are small.
- The routine filling you decided not to treat years ago has now turned into a root canal and crown which can cost more than 5 times as much as the original filling.
- Everybody needs a dentist. If you want your teeth to look good and function for a lifetime, you must take care of them.
- Remember that your auto insurance(that you pay $500+ per yr) does not pay for car washes or oil changes but you do them anyway to maintain your car. Don’t let your dental insurance dictate how you will maintain a health smile.
- Dental Insurance was designed to pay a portion of some of your dental needs. If it paid for all of your dental needs you would pay more for it than you do now.
- Ready to take the next step towards your healthy smile? Make an appointment with us today by calling 614-486-7378 or click for a dental appointment.