The best way to teach your children how important it is to get started on a program of good oral health habits is to follow one yourself. Not only will you influence them to take good care of their teeth and gums but you will be doing yourself a favor in the process. Studies have proven that there is a definite correlation between a healthy mouth and overall good health.
The basics that you learned as a child still apply. You may be less vulnerable to cavities as an adult but you are not completely immune. Brushing twice a day for at least two minutes at a time, flossing and keeping regular dental appointments will increase your odds of continued oral health throughout the years. There are some particular areas of concern however, that relate particularly to adults.
As we age we will no doubt undergo various dental procedures along the way. It is not uncommon for a cavity to form around a filling that has been in place for some time. Regular dental checkups allow your dentist to monitor the condition of existing dental work so that any needed repairs can be made asap.
Receding gums are often associated with aging. When this happens parts of the teeth that were protected by the enamel are now exposed, increasing the level of sensitivity to hot and cold.
Talk to Dr. Looze and the hygienists of Southlands Dental about other issues that are particular to adult dental health. Call the office @ 720-886-0606.