How Your Oral Care Habits Can Prevent Oral Health Threats
Posted February 12, 2018 by Wager-Evans Dental
How serious is your current risk for problems like tooth decay and gum disease? Your likelihood of developing oral health threats may be affected by genetic factors, but your habits also play a large part in your ability to prevent dental troubles. Your daily behavior certainly has an impact on how well you can protect yourself against possible cavities. If you fail to brush effectively, or find yourself routinely skipping out on flossing, you can leave harmful oral bacteria on your teeth. You can also create a risk for trouble when you fail to attend dental exams. Routine preventive care from your dentist will make it easier to keep your smile free of concerning problems.
Gum disease can seriously impair your overall oral health – if the problem is not treated in time, it can grow serious, and do damage to the tissues supporting your teeth! Patients who allow advanced periodontal problems to develop face a real risk for tooth loss. If you have symptoms of gum disease, your dentist can provide you with a Perio Tray to help fight the infection.
Brushing and flossing allow you to fight a buildup of oral bacteria and food debris, which can create problems with tooth decay. Brushing and flossing will help you limit your risk, as will the professional cleaning provided by your dental hygienist at every checkup.
Your dentist certainly takes an interest in any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, but these are not the only problems that can impact your smile. At your checkup, your mouth will be thoroughly reviewed for possible signs of trouble, so that the proper diagnosis and treatment can take place.
At Wager-Evans Dental, you can look forward to excellent ongoing care. By combining smart daily care with regular dental exams, you can significantly reduce your chances of experiencing a cavity, or developing gum disease. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly offer care for residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.