It is Thanksgiving week and our dental hygienists are spending the holiday season focused on dental care. Our team in Cary closely examines patient teeth for potential problems. At E. Scott Saltzman Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in the Triangle, the goal is to provide all patients with the best preventative care to give everyone a stunning smile. Some habits that patients follow make that goal easier for dental professionals. But many patients never ask what they can do to contribute to their own dental health.
Dental professionals recommend these five important holiday season habits to ensure the best possible experience while at the dentist:
- Consistent brushing: There are several key facts about teeth brushing that contribute to dental health and great dental visits. Always go to bed with clean teeth. The body produces much less saliva during sleep, so the teeth and gums don’t get washed as well. And although it is tempting to stop brushing an area that bleeds or hurts, failure to brush is likely to make the condition worse.
- Regular interdental cleaning: Hygienists ask about patients about flossing because it really does help prevent plaque build-up between teeth. Patients should feel free to ask their hygienist about other methods if they can’t build a habit with traditional string floss. Water flossers, rubber tips or rubber tip brushes may be the answer.
- Appointment preparation: Any patient who is stressed or nervous about a dental visit should inform the hygienist or dentist. Dr. Saltzman and his staff are pros at explaining procedures and helping patients overcome their dental anxiety.
- Follow Dr. Saltzman’s professional advice: Modern dental care plays an important part in overall health. To prevent cavities and gum disease, it’s important to follow the advice provided by Dr. Saltzman and his staff. If instructions are unclear, patients should always follow up with questions, either during the appointment or afterward.
- Maintain a teeth cleaning schedule: Appointments are set at specific intervals because tooth decay develops in a predictable pattern. As faithful as most patients are about brushing and flossing, plaque can develop in some hard-to-reach places. Once plaque transforms into calculus (or tartar), it can only be removed with tools available to dental professionals.
Bring a smile to Dr. Saltzman’s face and to our hygienists by following these suggestions. Call the office today to schedule your next regular cleaning or exam. E. Scott Saltzman DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry treats all ages, children through seniors.
To all of our families, friends, neighbors, and patients, Happy Holidays to all!
This informative post about dental health and cosmetic treatments at Thanksgiving is brought to you by Saltzman Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Cary NC. Please call us for an appointment today.
919 380 9311
202 Town Village Drive
Cary, NC 27513
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The material contained in this blog article is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice in any manner or form. Always consult a dentist, doctor or licensed medical professional with any questions.