Your regular dental exams are an important part of your general dentistry hygiene and are instrumental in helping you maintain good oral health. From the moment our first tooth erupts, good oral care is vital. It helps keep your teeth and gums healthy, prevents problems that can lead to tooth loss, and helps you hold on to your natural teeth.
Common Adult Dental Concerns
Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. But, the only way to ensure they stay healthy and strong is to have routine dental exams and other thorough cleanings. Plaque, tartar, and bacterial build-up can leave your smile at risk for major complications. You may not experience any problems soon, but at some point you will, and therapy may be painful, not to mention costly.
Some of the most common dental concerns among adults are:
• Bad breath (halitosis)
• Crooked teeth
• Discolored teeth
• Dry mouth
• Gum disease (periodontal disease)
• Mouth sores
• Oral cancer
• Tooth decay
• Tooth erosion
• Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
All of the above can be highly problematic, however, there are ways to combat the onset of many of these issues. Simple recommendations like drinking plenty of water and avoiding sugar-loaded beverages, can make a huge difference. Others include:
• Eating a healthy diet and limiting between-meal snacks
• Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
• Floss at least once a day
• Have a regular dental exam and professional cleaning every six months
Excellent Dental Care For Adults
We take preventive care very seriously. It is recommended that adult patients visit every six months for routine general dentistry care which includes thorough cleanings and dental exams. Routine dental care combined with dental exams will keep your need for more extensive care to a minimum. This keeps you and your wallet happy.
Schedule An Appointment Today
Just because you are an adult does not mean preventive procedures should fall by the wayside. Schedule an appointment today by calling 203-612-5529.