If you are making any New Year’s Resolutions, don’t forget about your oral health. Your general health and your oral hygiene go hand in hand. Making sure you practice good dental care habits means you are giving your body a good defense against any serious health problems. You know you need to brush and floss daily, but here’s a few ways we can help you at our Colorado Springs dental office to take it a step further:
Schedule Your Regular Teeth Cleaning
Part of maintaining a healthy mouth is making sure you are going for cleanings and exams. A semi-annual cleaning helps prevent cavities and gum disease. We also look for other serious problems in your mouth and do oral cancer screenings. That way we help you avoid any major problems by handling any smaller issues much sooner.
Take Care of Your Gums
Healthy gums protect you against developing bad breath, tooth decay, and other more serious diseases. Flossing is an important part of caring for your gums, but there are additional ways you can protect your gums. First, use a fluoride toothpaste to help prevent tooth decay. Second, quit smoking. Continuing this habit can bring on gum disease and other health issues. Lastly, don’t miss your next dentist appointment. We will examine your mouth for signs of trouble, and if we notice any issues with your gums, we’ll restore the health of your mouth with our advanced treatments.
Don’t Ignore Your Dental Pain
If you have a toothache, it’s time to come see us. Ignoring any pain you might be struggling with could lead to more serious problems. It’s important that we treat any cavities, tooth decay, and other oral health issues as soon as possible. Whether you need a filling, a root canal (which isn’t as bad as it sounds!), or a dental emergency, we want you to get your smile back to optimal health.
Replace Any Missing Teeth
If you are missing one or more of your teeth, you certainly aren’t alone. In fact, more than 120 million people in the US are missing at least one tooth. Without replacing your missing teeth, you risk your existing teeth shifting and loosening which can lead to tooth decay or gum disease. There’s no reason to feel embarrassed about tooth loss and we are excited to help you rebuild your smile with our restorative care.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Sleeping well at night not only helps your overall well being, but also the health of your mouth. When you don’t get the proper rest, your body responds with inflammation which increases your risk for gum disease, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and more. Sleep apnea might be one of the reasons you aren’t getting enough sleep. We offer comfortable and effective treatment that will help you feel refreshed and energized in the morning.
If you want to improve your oral health in the new year, we’d love to be your partner in dental care. Schedule an appointment today with Accura Dental in Colorado Springs, CO by calling 719-249-2854 or contact us online.