Today’s post is for people who are disheartened because they haven’t been successful at making some changes that will benefit their oral health. We want to urge you to keep trying and assure you that the team of dental professionals at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry is eager to help.
Keep Trying To Floss
Many individuals are vigilant about brushing and believe that it makes up for lack of flossing. This is a misconception. Flossing is the only way to clean food debris and plaque from the gumline. Failure to floss can lead to periodontal disease which can, in turn, lead to tooth loss. We encourage everyone to make it a habit to floss properly every day. If you are not sure how to floss correctly, any one of the considerate dental hygienists at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry would be eager to teach you. (They’re the pros!) Call 972-248-8525 to schedule a professional dental cleaning a review on flossing.
Keep Trying to Overcome Dental Anxiety
Skipping dental checkups can have detrimental, and in some cases, irreversible oral health consequences. Severe decay or delayed diagnosis of oral cancer are two potential risks. If you are afraid of going to the dentist, you are not alone. This psychological disorder affects a significant portion of the population. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage this condition so you can undergo an exam and any necessary care. Talk to Doctor Kessner if you or a family member suffers from dental anxiety. Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry delivers oral sedation and other help for uneasy patients.
Keep Trying to Quit Tobacco
Smoking is just as detrimental to your teeth and gums as it is to other parts of your body. If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to stop the practice, it’s clear that you value your health and want to lower your risk for all the problems caused or exacerbated by smoking, chewing, or vaping.
Many smokers do not conquer the habit the first time. But there’s hope! According to the CDC, there are now more former smokers than existing users. Each of those former smokers was once right where you are. Keep trying!
The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services., Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014, accessed June 13, 2017
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