There are many people who don’t like the dentist. Ironically, these same individuals do not take care of their oral health and end up having to visit their dentist frequently to repair damage to their teeth.
So the very thing they fear becomes something that is now a part of their life — for a very long time. Teeth remain one of the most important structures in the body, mostly because your mouth represents one of the main openings through which bacteria can enter — and stay. If you want to improve your overall health, most dentists would agree that preventing tooth decay should be chief among your health priorities.
By practicing proper habits centered on oral health, you can prevent the development of various dental problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease.
If you want to avoid time in the dentist chair, make it a practice to incorporate some key strategies into your regular health routine:
- Brush after every meal with a fluoride based toothpaste
- Drink fluoridated water
- Floss daily (at the very least)
- Eat healthy foods
- Avoid hard, acidic or sugary foods
In addition, to avoid prolonged visits to the dental office here is one thing you need to do on a regular basis — visit your family dentist every six months for a cleaning and check-up. By routinely visiting the dentist, most dentists will be able to catch a problem before it is out of control, therefore, preventing a costly appointment to repair the damage that could have been prevented in the first place.
To learn more about Grand Rapids dentist Dr. Kent Wildern and the services we offer, please contact us here or call us at (616) 364-8716. Kent Wildern DDS and his dental team strive to be the very best at providing our patients with optimal care while making them feel right at home.