Posted: April 16, 2013
Many New York residents are unaware of both how easy it is to suffer some common dental problems and how easy it is to prevent them. A dentist has an impressive array of modern technology, but, ultimately, that’s no match for a dedicated patient with a good toothbrush and a roll of dental floss. If you have stained or damaged teeth, you might find you need porcelain dental veneers. But saving yourself from requiring dental veneers is as easy as a few simple steps and periodic visits to your dentists. Here are a couple of things you can do to ensure you have a healthy mouth and teeth.
Steps You Can Take
Any dentist will tell you that dental hygiene is a relatively simple formula. Preventive care doesn’t require a tremendous exertion of effort. You don’t have to do much to do a lot.
First, brush your teeth at least twice a day, ideally after every meal. Use a soft toothbrush and a fluoride-based toothpaste. Children under two should use a toothpaste without fluoride.
Second, floss at least once a day. Many patients understandably struggle with flossing and complain to their dentist that it’s too difficult. Dr. Larry Evola will be able to walk you through how to floss effectively and simply.
Your Dentist and Your Health
Of course, there’s only so much you can do. Even the most conscientious brusher and flosser will miss something. Your dental tools are limited. Thankfully, the same thing cannot be said for dentists like Dr. Evola.
Dr. Evola will have tools and technology that you do not. That’s why frequent, periodic trips to the dentist are such an important part of good dental hygiene and preventive care. Most dentists recommend a cleaning every six months, but Dr. Evola will recommend what is right for you.
If you’re a resident of the Lancaster area and you’re looking for a dentist who can meet your needs, please contact Forestream Dental today for a free consultation.