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Why Is Preventive Dentistry so Important?

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As your six-month cleaning and checkup approaches, you find yourself with that frustrated feeling. It always seems to be scheduled at your busiest times at work, and you wonder why you need to see your dentist if your teeth aren't hurting. Preventive dental appointments are one of the most important things you can do to maintain your oral health and here's why.

The Oral-Systemic Connection

Over the years, studies have shown us the undeniable connection between oral health and overall health. It seems that the bacteria that causes gum disease can also contribute to the inflammations that causes issues such as diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy complications, high blood pressure, stroke, ...

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Americans Are Doing Better with Seeing the Dentist!

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Perhaps it is the links discovered between oral health and your overall health that propelled the change. Alternatively it could be Americans' obsession with beauty. No matter the reason, it’s good news for Americans’ smiles.

Recent studies show that more Americans are taking their oral health seriously and going to the dentist more frequently.

Preventive Treatment Is Affordable

Contrary to what many people think, preventive dentistry is extremely affordable, even for people who do not have dental insurance. Regular dental exams, dental cleanings, and routine x-rays can help keep your smile out of serious trouble.

By staying on top of these appointments, we can detect, diagnose, and treat many oral conditions early ...

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Small Ways To Improve Your Oral Health

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As we learn more about how oral health and overall health are connected, there has never been a more important time to take charge of your oral health! Periodontal (gum) disease has been linked with many other serious health concerns in the body such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. Regular visits to your dentist at least twice per year are so important for maintaining optimum oral health, however did you know that there are a number of small things you can do at home to promote good oral hygiene? Your dentist in Bangor, ME shares more on this.

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Little Known Bad Oral Care Habits

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Taking care of your teeth may seem simple, but there are a couple of things that you might be doing that can undermine your good intentions. Here are a few ways you may be missing the mark when it comes to good oral care.

 

 

Choosing the Wrong Toothbrush

- If you have a toothbrush that is too big, too small, or harder than it needs to be, you may not be getting enough out of your daily brushing routine. Your brush should be the right size. One that is too big or small may not be removing all of the plaque from your teeth and it could be hardening into tartar.

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What Is Preventative Dentistry?

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Your first defense against poor oral health, is by brushing and flossing regularly, yet there is much more to preventing major dental problems. Preventative dentistry allows your dentist to help you fight plaque and tarter build-up and keep your teeth healthy and strong. At Maine Family Dental Practice, our goal is to help our patients in the Bangor, ME area avoid major dental concerns such as tooth decay and gum disease.

Preventative Dentistry

Cleanings and Exams – Even those who brush and floss every day and have healthy teeth need to see their dentist at least once a year. Brushing and flossing can still miss hard to reach spots and when plaque ...

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Best Daily Oral Health Tips

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Everyone knows that brushing twice daily is important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but there are actually a lot of factors that contribute to a healthy mouth. Making sure you visit the dentist regularly is one of the most vital steps in having good oral hygiene, but making healthy habits daily will really make the difference in your oral health. 

Daily Oral Health Tips

  1. Eat healthy – Consuming a healthy diet is the first step in not only your general health but your dental health as well. High sugar consumption can lead to accelerated tooth decay when the sugars and plaque create an acid that eats away at your enamel. ...

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