A New Year is just around the corner and with it often come resolutions for better, healthier decisions in the year to come. While we can’t help when it comes to losing those extra holiday pounds, the Just Wright Dental team can help you get and keep a healthy, beautiful smile in 2021.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of the holidays, but with the hustle and bustle behind us, it’s the perfect time to schedule the professional dental cleaning you’ve been putting off. During that visit, we will evaluate your teeth and gums for any problems and gently clean and polish your teeth to remove the plaque and tartar that can’t be removed with a traditional toothbrush.
If problem areas are found, we’ll provide you with a detailed explanation of the issue as well as options to correct the problem and estimated cost. In many cases, we can take care of your treatment on the same day, and with our in-office savings plan and third-party financing options, we make every effort to ensure patients can afford the treatment they need.
Once your smile has been checked-out, there are a few things you can do at home to maintain a healthy mouth all year long.
Brushing for two minutes at least twice a day and flossing is the best thing patients can do to help keep their teeth in the best shape possible. A traditional toothbrush is good; however, we recommend a sonic toothbrush, which we offer to patients at cost in our office. These electric toothbrushes vibrate at 30,000 to 40,000 brush strokes per minute for a superior clean. Regardless of if patients choose a traditional or sonic toothbrush, it’s important to change the brushes when they begin to wear out, which for most patients is about every two to three months.
For patients who don’t like traditional flossing, we also offer oral irrigators, or water picks. This device uses a hand-held tool to force a pressurized stream of water between teeth to help remove food and debris.
In addition to good oral home care, being mindful of what you eat and drink is also important to the look and health of your teeth. Tea, coffee and wine can stain and dull the brightness of a smile, while sodas and lots of sugary snacks can erode tooth enamel and cause cavities.
If you want the best smile of your life this year, call our office today and let us help you!