Preventive Dental Tips For The New Year! | North Carolina
December 27, 2016
This has been another great year at Sunrise Dental. We are so thankful for all the wonderful patients like you who have opted to partner with us on preventive dental care, and more.
Since this is the time for resolutions, we hope you will resolve to make your oral health needs a priority again in 2017. Here’s some good news: many dental insurance policies reboot with the calendar year, so there couldn’t be a better time to address the health and appearance of your teeth and gums.
To keep you on the good road, today, we’d like to share some tips that will keep you smiling all year long. Keep reading, and then be sure to follow up with our North Carolina team to arrange for your next appointment with Dr. Vice. We’ll give you plenty of reasons to smile!
Tip #1 Brush Your Teeth, Like You Mean It!
Let’s be honest: excellent oral health starts at home in front of the bathroom sink. And it requires a fair amount of perseverance and diligence on your part. The American Dental Association insists that you brush two or more times a day for two or more minutes at a stretch. Think about it: that is the very least you can do to ward off gum disease and tooth decay in your mouth.
Tip #2 Floss Daily!
Even with mindful brushing, you still won’t be able to get to all of the surfaces in your mouth where food, plaque, and other bad things can build up waiting to cause bigger trouble. The spaces between your teeth are especially hard to keep clean. By flossing daily now, you will save yourself much pain and expense down the road! No more excuses. Floss daily!
Tip #3 Find Some Fluoride!
Using fluoride is a great defense for your smile. It is contained in many mouthwashes and toothpastes, and your trusted NC dentist can even set you up with a more intensive fluoride treatment if need be. Be sure to read the labels for age-appropriateness.
Tip #4 Schedule Regular Trips To The Dentist
The thing to remember is that oral health requires a partnership. You can’t keep it up all by yourself. For one thing, you don’t have the training or access to the tools and technology that make the difference.
We know that you are busy. But it is always in your best interest to make time for us twice a year, at least. Why? Because when you visit our dentist’s office every 3-6 months, our team can provide you with professional teeth cleanings, gum disease evaluation, comprehensive checkups, diagnostic exams and cavity-prevention techniques. We can also screen for oral cancer and look for signs of other issues elsewhere in your body. While we do not consider ourselves pediatric specialists, we do see entire families. Children are welcome in our offices starting at about age 3. We can begin doing dental cleanings and offering fluoride varnishes at this age.
Start The New Year Off Right!
Contact us today to set-up your next preventive dentistry appointment at Sunrise Dental. Simply call one of our convenient NC locations today, and we’ll take care of the rest! Chapel Hill: 919-914-0844, Raleigh 919-578-9923, Durham: 919-213-9757 Cary: 919-902-5121!