When it comes to maintaining oral health, there seems to always be questions arising, whether it be how often we’re supposed to brush or whether or not flossing is as important as they say it is. Some believe that oral health is negligible, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. When dental issues begin to torment you, treating them can be much more expensive than teeth cleaning supplies and twice-a-year dental visits. In short, keeping check of your oral health can make life a little easier.
To ensure our patients acknowledge the importance of oral hygiene, and have the right information for maintaining such, Dr. Boyer and the team at Spring Valley Dental have provided answers to some dental FAQs. Take a look below.
Why Should I See a Dentist?
Going to the dentist is very important for oral health. In the office, Dr. Boyer can take care of a variety of things like making sure your gums are in normal shape, identifying any problems before they arise, and recommendations on things that you can do at home to ensure those pearly whites are well kept.
What is Plaque?
Plaque is the slimy residue that builds up on the teeth in which bacteria flourishes. Once it hardens, plaque turns into tartar and becomes much harder to remove. Not only that, but it can be detrimental to your oral health.
Recent studies have even shown that tooth decay has been linked to strokes, heart problems, pneumonia, and pregnancy complications. Clearly, preventing bacteria is just as important to your oral health as to your overall bodily health.
Why Should I Floss?
Flossing is the only way to prevent plaque and tartar from building up. Some people believe that brushing is enough for their oral hygiene regimen. However, while brushing is imperative, flossing is able to remove debris and plaque that the brush can’t reach. If you don’t floss, bacteria will build up and begin to take its toll.
How Can I Prevent Cavities?
There are three key things you can do to fight cavities: brush, floss, and visit the dentist. Dealing with this teeth trinity can make all the difference with oral health. Not only will you protect your teeth from decay, you most likely won’t have to deal with additional treatments and trips to the dentist.
Protect Your Teeth with Dr. Boyer
To get the most out of your daily oral hygiene regimen, it’s important pair it with regular trips to Spring Valley Dental Care, especially if you’ve noticed any issues arising. Here in our office, Dr. Boyer can assess your teeth and gums and ensure your oral health is up to par.
To schedule an appointment give us a call at 619-670-4471.