Would You Go without Ever Brushing Your Teeth?
It sounds dramatic for those of us who brush our teeth twice a day and floss daily, as the American Dental Association recommends, but there are 7 million Britons that do not brush their teeth regularly!
Bummed you might not be part of the 1%? You’re in luck, because you are part of the 1% in America that has good hygiene. The US is a more developed country, and that means there are more opportunities to find great dental practitioners who have registered dental hygienists who make sure your oral health comes first. That beats using bones and twigs to clean your teeth!
Starting to Slack on Oral Hygiene?
We wouldn’t recommend getting lazy when it comes to your oral health. Medical studies show brushing less than twice per day can lead to an increased risk of getting heart disease. When you stop brushing often, plaque builds up and gum disease begins. Most times, people do not even know they have it. Inflammation, loss of connective tissue and bone loss that supports teeth starts. Would you rather brush twice a day and floss or have a 70% higher risk of cardiovascular disease?
Look at the Difference Our Registered Dental Hygienist Did with This Patient and an Professional Teeth Cleaning Visit!
Damaged Tooth From Childhood Needed to be Pulled. Then a Dental Implant Placed, a CEREC Crown, with Professional Teeth Cleaning and Whitening.
What’s in Your Diet?
Vitamin K prevents acid build up. This is a major cause of cavities, so try and eat foods like:
- Dark, Leafy Greens
- Brussels Sprouts
- Pickled Cucumbers
- Spring Onions (Scallions)
- Chili Powder, Curry, Paprika and Cayenne
- Dry-Roasted Soybeans (Edamame)
Don’t think sugary sweets alone cause cavities. Carbohydrates like rice, pasta and bread contribute to dental caries as well. Every time you eat or drink something other than water, make sure to floss and brush. Maintaining great oral health just may save your life! Bring an extra toothbrush and toothpaste to work. A few extra minutes after lunch could make a huge difference for your health.
Do I REALLY Need a Professional Cleaning?
The simple answer is—YES. Did you know we can only see what’s going on with all of your teeth and roots with digital x-rays? Dr. Hauser cannot see almost 70 percent of your teeth because they are below the gum line. This is where the damage, gum disease and plaque start to build up and cause health problems.
Brushing and flossing alone cannot remove what seeps well below the gum line. Only a qualified, registered dental hygienist has all the special tools to reach these areas. Teeth cleaning is not a painful process, and Lakefront Family Dentistry has three wonderful, highly qualified women who have treated thousands of satisfied patients. Check out our staff photos to decide who you’d like to meet with and enjoy a professional dental cleaning with today.
Dr. Hauser recommends any toothpaste that has the seal of the American Dental Association. Crest and Colgate are just two of many brands that are acceptable by the ADA.
Some of the Criteria to Meet ADA Approval are:
- Sodium Fluoride 0.24% for anti-cavity, triclosan .30% for anti-gingivitis
- 1-Minute Fluoride Release Rate
- Meet ISO 11609 Dentistry Toothpaste Requirements Test Methods
- Gingivitis and Bad Breath Clinical Studies
- Effect on oral soft and hard tissue, as well as dental restorations
Many toothbrushes have the ADA seal as well, so look for the label on manual brushes. Dr. Hauser, DDS, recommends the Sonicare brand, and the DiamondClean is his favorite pick for oral brushing. We offer several professional models in our office and can discuss the best one for you and your family.
What Other Options Do I Have for Oral Health?
In other countries, they use charcoal, mud, salt or ash for dental cleaning. Sadly, for them, they do not have the best dental practitioner and registered dental hygienists we maintain in the USA today. Having years of education and experience, Lakefront Family Dentistry is confident we can give you the most comfortable teeth cleaning you’ve ever experienced.
Just call us at (951) 244-9495 or make an appointment online with one of our professional hygienists today! We look forward to having you become part of the Lakefront Family Dentistry family.
Meet Your Registered Dental Hygienists at Lakefront Family Dentistry