Here’s a joke for you: Guess what time the man went to the dentist? Tooth-hurty.
That’s a pretty corny joke, right? All too often, that joke packs a lot of truth. People make an appointment with the dentist only when they have a problem. The key to avoiding these problems is preventative dental care in Mesa. Regular checkups and cleanings are vital for a healthy smile. At Mesa Dental, we work with you to provide modern preventative dentistry. We utilize x-rays and other state-of-the-art diagnostic services. We thoroughly examine and clean your teeth, and share with you current information on how to care for your teeth at home.
Can you remember life before brushing your teeth? Probably not. It’s the first step in dental care that most people learn at a very young age. However, over time bad habits creep into the routine. The morning rush leaves teeth barely touched by the bristles. There are those who scrub too hard causing gums to recede. Eventually these daily habits damage your mouth. Your dentist can identify and anticipate problems before they happen. He or she teach you about different toothbrushes and brushing techniques that will keep your mouth happy and healthy.
Never before have there been so many options for toothpaste! It’s difficult to know which one is best for overall oral health. If you have a specific concern such as sensitive teeth or frequent canker sores, there are products that help ease those conditions as well. At Mesa Dental, our dentists and hygienists can help you determine which toothpaste is the best one for you.
Flossing is a simple way to promote healthier gums and teeth. Nevertheless, it is often overlooked until a popcorn hull gets lodged in a tight spot. It’s important to floss every day because the mouth contains harmful bacteria that cause cavities. These bacteria reproduce every 24 hours and need to be cleaned off the teeth. A toothbrush cannot adequately reach between the teeth. Therefore, it’s important to floss, making sure that the floss cleans the side of each tooth, rather than just a quick motion up and down between the teeth. Your dentist or hygienist can show you the proper way to floss your teeth.
Don’t wait till tooth-hurty to go to the dentist. Make a preventative appointment with us today. As Ben Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”