August 18, 2016
Television can be the angel and the devil all in the span of 30 seconds. You’re getting caught up on your favorite show, your emotions teetering on the end of a pin, and then a commercial comes in and unceremoniously knocks you off. It just seems to be a sea of white teeth, whether they’re selling cars, soda, or razors. Your mind wanders to your own teeth. You think, “Am I doing everything I can?” Dr. Samantha Amaro, a dentist in Scarborough, gives you the facts.
What You Can Do for Your Teeth?
This is probably easy for you answer, right? It’s just a matter of brushing and flossing and you’re well on your way. It’s not always that straightforward. Most adults don’t know how to brush correctly. Most of us learned when we were very young, and at that stage our parents were thankful that the brush made it anywhere near our mouths. It is recommended that you brush and floss at least twice a day: in the morning and right before you go to bed. On a clinical level, this helps break up the buildup of plaque and bacteria on your teeth which can lead to decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. The effect most people do not consider is peace of mind. Do you talk to people every day? What do you think is the first thing they look at when you start speaking? For most people it is the eyes followed by the teeth. Something as simple as a healthy set of teeth can do wonders for social situations, be they casual or professional.
What We Can Do For your Teeth
It may be a surprise to you, but brushing and flossing are not enough to maintain complete oral health. The reason for this is that your teeth are very complex parts of your body and have many small surfaces and crevices that can trap plaque and bacteria. This is where regular check-ups fit into your overall routine. A professional cleaning by one of our staff takes care of the areas you simply cannot reach when brushing. It also can break up the buildup of tartar, or hardened plaque that cannot be simply brushed away. We take it a step further by offering X-rays of your mouth in order to keep an eye out for future problems.These check-ups are also when we offer oral cancer screenings. Oral cancer is a deadly disease, but when caught early, is very treatable and has a high rate of survival. Pretty much all dental issues can be dealt with simply if they are caught early. This all serves to preserve your oral, as well as overall, health.
Make an Appointment Today
A consistent oral hygiene routine at home is important to maintain your smile, but it must be part of a whole plan that consists of regular visits to the dentist. These small steps can help you to never really have to think about your teeth, unless someone decides to give them a compliment. Come see us today and we can give you a plan on how to maintain your smile for years to come.
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