Today’s article is for individuals who are discouraged because they haven’t been successful at making some changes that will benefit their oral health. The dentists at the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA encourage you to keep trying, and assure you that we’re eager to help.
Keep Trying To Floss
Many individuals are faithful about brushing and believe that it makes up for lack of flossing. This is a misconception. Flossing is the only way to clean food debris and plaque from the gumline. Failure to floss can lead to periodontal disease which can, in turn, lead to tooth loss.
We encourage everyone to make it a habit to floss correctly every day. If you are not sure how to floss correctly, any one of the dental hygienists at Center for Dental Anesthesia would be happy to teach you.
Keep Trying to Overcome Dental Anxiety
Skipping dental checkups can have dangerous, and in some cases, irreversible oral health consequences. Severe cavities or delayed diagnosis of oral cancer are two potential dangers.
If you are afraid of going to the dentist, you are not alone. Dental anxiety affects a significant portion of the population. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage it so you can undergo an exam and any necessary services. Talk to us if you or a family member suffers from dental anxiety. Center for Dental Anesthesia delivers sedation and other help for distressed patients.
Keep Trying to Quit Tobacco
Smoking is just as detrimental for your teeth and gums as it is for other parts of your body. If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to stop the practice, it’s clear that you value your health and want to lower your risk for all the troubles caused or exacerbated by smoking, chewing, or vaping.
Many smokers do not overcome the habit the first time. But there’s hope! According to the CDC, there are now more former smokers than present users. Each of those former smokers was once right where you are. Keep trying!
The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA provides family dentistry and many other services. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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