20 Dec

Make Dental Health Your 2017 Resolution

38570223 - dentist examining a patient's teeth in the dentist.It’s not hard to guess why oral health is so incredibly important. Not only does the health of your mouth dictate the wellness of the rest of your body, but bad teeth can cause severe social anxiety and cause you to miss out on great opportunities. That’s why 2017 should be the year that you make your oral health your top priority.

Dentist Visits Every Six Months

Every six months, you need your dentist to dive into your mouth and give it a deep, thorough cleaning. This type of preventative dentistry gets rid of the bacteria, tartar, and plaque that you don’t even know is there. In between dentist appointments, you need to establish a strong oral hygiene routine of your own with brushing, flossing, tongue scraping, and water picking to keep your teeth as healthy and strong as possible.

Cosmetic Dentistry For Unsightly Problems

If you have specific problems like discolored or jagged teeth, your dentist can also provide you with cosmetic dental services to help your smile look more attractive. Teeth whitening has become a very advanced procedure that no longer involves the pain and sensitivity of older whitening treatments. Or, if your teeth are too discolored and damaged to fix with whitening, you can opt for porcelain veneers to give your mouth a perfectly straight, white smile. Thanks to the technology available today, cosmetic dentists can achieve virtually anything and overcome nearly any dental problem in order to help you embrace your smile again.

Restorative Dentistry To Make Your Mouth Whole Again

Cavities and discoloration are problems, but missing teeth are another matter. If you are missing teeth from your mouth or are suffering from painful, damaging decay, you need more than preventative and cosmetic dentistry. This is where restorative dentistry comes into play. You can use implants and dentures to give your mouth the fullness and completion that it is currently missing. Implants are the closest thing to a real tooth you can get, and they help to keep your jaw strong for the rest of your life. The longer you wait, the worse your problems get, so don’t procrastinate on restorative dentistry this year.

Dr. Obrochta