| 05/26/15

child oral care

Even if you brush twice a day, floss daily, and use mouthwash regularly, you are still lacking vital aspects of your dental care. While the standard toothbrush and toothpaste can certainly maintain the health of your teeth and gums, they only cover the basics of oral hygiene. Your teeth can only be their healthiest with professional care, and cavities are not the only bad thing that can happen to neglected teeth and gums.

Many people put off their routine dental appointments. Busy schedules, anxiety about dental visits, and simple procrastination are all reasons why dental appointments are neglected – however, here’s why those appointments should not be dismissed:

Beyond Brushing

If you have not been to the dentist recently, you may not realize the large number of additional factors in a “simple” dental check-up. Yes, your dentist will scratch at your teeth with strange metal instruments and then polish them with a miniature buffer, but that is only a fraction of the standard dental appointment.

For some, having a dentist remove tartar, plaque, and stains is enough reason for them to keep routine appointments. For everyone else, you should know that your dentist also examines your gums, jaw, and bite alignment, performs X-rays for potential cavities, and even makes sure you have no signs of oral cancer. These various examinations will keep you ahead of tooth decay, shifting teeth, gum diseases (gingivitis and periodontitis), tooth loss, and again, even early signs of certain cancers.

Keep Them Bright and Healthy

Beyond the health of your teeth and gums, you also want a gleaming white smile. Who doesn’t? Even the most powerful toothpaste and over-the-counter whitening products cannot match the advanced equipment of a dental professional. Beyond the initial stain removal, we can recommend more extensive remedies to the natural yellowing of teeth, and we can help combat the heightened yellowing of smokers and coffee drinkers.

Your Peace of Mind

Stop gambling with your oral health. By eliminating the potential dental problems that are out of your control, your routine dental appointment will let you focus on your own teeth upkeep. Also, our professional plaque, tartar, and stain removal procedures will keep your smile bright and authentically healthy inside and out. So keep brushing and flossing, and let us circumvent the bigger issues.

Schedule for your Smile

In general, you should schedule your routine dental appointments in six-month increments, but ask us at Herrick Dental for an ideal recommendation based on your current dental status. Also, give us a call or a visit to see if your health insurance works with us, and be sure to inquire about our payment options to see which is best for you.

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