Sunday, October 23, 2005

Flossing your teeth

One of the most neglected dental care rituals is flossing after each meal. Certainly it isn't always convenient to floss your teeth after a meal, but most people do not floss their teeth at all. This accounts for a great many cavities between teeth. Untreated, cavities between teeth can weaken the entire tooth and make it susceptible to chipping or crumbling. You can avoid these dental problems by developing a proper dental care routine.

You should visit your dentist every six months for optimum tooth health. Of course that can be costly, but if you brush and floss your teeth daily, you will reduce the extreme measures that denists have to go to correct dental maladies like cavities. Once a cavity progresses, it can break through to the root of a tooth and become impacted, which will likely require a root canal. Isn't it comforting to know that you can avoid these extreme dental treatments by visiting your dentist regularly and brushing and flossing your teeth daily?

Most dental insurance plans cover preventive care in full; which means that your cleanings and floride treatments are covered under most dental insurance plans. You will find that as long as you take care of your teeth, that you won't require root canals and crowns or worse yet dentures.

Your smile was built to last your lifetime and your dentist can help you reach that goal.