Start the New Year with Better Oral Hygiene
Schedule Your Dental Check-Ups Today
Resolve to have better oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups in the coming year. Frequent brushing, at least twice a day, and daily flossing are essential. So are regular check-ups at the dentist — and periodontist if you’ve ever been diagnosed with gum disease. At Farber Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants, our mission is to save teeth and keep people healthy. Or, if a tooth has been lost or must be extracted, replacing it with a titanium or ceramic dental implant. Healthy teeth and gums are essential to your overall health, not to mention the self-esteem value of a beautiful smile. If you’ve been putting off having a dental check-up, do yourself a favor and schedule one today.
Excellent home care, brushing, and flossing, go hand in hand with professional cleanings to keep your teeth looking their best. Every year, your dentist’s and hygienist’s ability to help you keep your teeth healthy and great looking. If you have been apprehensive about visiting the dentist, there are fewer reasons than ever before to feel reluctant. At leading holistic dentists like Farber Center, your comfort and peace of mind always are essential priorities. We are ahead of the curve with advanced techniques and procedures to improve and maintain oral health while keeping you relaxed and comfortable.
How Often Should You Bruch and Floss?
Dental professionals recommend you brush at least twice daily and floss once a day. Each should be done carefully and thoroughly. Always use a soft-bristle toothbrush and make sure to brush for at least as long as it takes for a song to play. Cutting your brushing time too short reduces effectiveness, so it’s essential to make sure you’re taking sufficient time. If you have arthritis or any condition that makes it uncomfortable or difficult to brush, consider getting an electric toothbrush. Brush in a gentle, circular motion, and make sure to brush carefully along the gumline as well. Don’t forget to brush the teeth far back in your mouth as well as those farther forward.
Daily flossing helps keep the areas between teeth clean and free from food particles. The floss helps you reach areas that you can’t get to with a brush. It also helps to clean around the gum line and is an essential part of a good oral hygiene routine. If you’ve read media reports questioning the value of flossing, Farber Center joins nearly everyone in the dental community who swiftly came out in favor of flossing. It is valuable to both teeth and gums, and we know from seeing hundreds of patients every month that those who floss maintain better oral health. If you’re parent, it’s vital to pass along good oral hygiene habits to your children, training them at an early age to brush, and also making sure they floss routinely.
Have Professional Cleanings Every Six Months
Twice yearly professional dental cleanings are essential companions to your at-home care of brushing and flossing. Your hygienist will remove tartar and polish your teeth to help make them look their best. Also, periodic dental cleanings include x-rays and an exam to make sure any cavities are caught early. If you’ve had periodontitis or any other gum disease, you also may be a candidate for deeper periodontal cleanings. Laser Pocket Disinfection (LPD) is an example of a painless procedure that can keep gums healthy and vastly reduce the presence of harmful bacteria in the mouth. Routine periodontal exams are vital for patients with a history of gum disease. They are a crucial step in saving teeth, which can be endangered by infected gums.
One of the most compelling reasons to make a resolution to improve your oral health is its connection to other major organs and systems of the body. The bacteria from gum disease can affect the immune and cardiovascular systems; it can show up in the heart, and aggravate conditions such as diabetes. Research continues to confirm the links between healthy teeth and gums and your health overall. In addition to all of the excellent medical and health reasons, there is your appearance. A beautiful smile is one of the most memorable and self-esteem building parts of our looks overall. You want to be beaming and proud to show off gorgeous teeth in a healthy smile.
Make an appointment today to visit Farber Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants. We’re in both Medford NY and Hauppauge NY, and convenient to many Long Island towns in Suffolk County. We’ll make sure you’re well cared for and comfortable when you visit us.