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Avoiding Time In The Dentist Chair

There are many people who don‘t like the dentist and yet, take such little care of their oral health that they end up having to make frequent trips to the dentist to heal or repair the 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. Because teeth are among the most important structures in the body, mostly because they are one of the main openings through which bacteria can enter — and stay; preventing disaster should be chief among the health priorities for any individual.

By practicing proper habits centered on oral health you can prevent the development of various dental problems including tooth decay and periodontal disease.

If you want to avoid time in the dentist chair, make it a practice of incorporating some key strategies into your regular health routine:

  • Brush daily after every meal, and remember to use a fluoride based toothpaste
  • Drink fluoridated water
  • Floss daily at the very least
  • Eat healthful foods
  • Avoid hard, acidic and/or sugary foods which may damage tooth enamel

In addition, to avoiding prolonged visits to the dental office, here is the one thing you need to do on a regular basis: See the family dentist every six months for a cleaning and check-up. By routinely visiting the dentist, your dentist will be able to catch a problem before it is out of control therefore preventing a costly appointment to repair damage that could have been prevented in the first place.

For more information on avoiding time in the dentist chair, contact our Grosse Pointe dentists or call us at 313.882.4970.