You don’t need to wait for the final episode in the Star Wars Skywalker saga to see a battle going on. A Resistance is taking place right under your nose! Every day and every hour, bacteria and germs attack teeth and gums, trying to overtake your mouth. They get assistance from acidic foods and drinks, and nourishment from the caches of food stuck between your teeth. If you don’t deter their attacks, then the result is losing, as in your teeth! The enemy begins their occupation with gum disease (gingivitis) and tooth decay, both of which are capable of bringing down your shiny, white fortresses. Fortunately for you, the Placerville Dental Group is here to assist!
To Arms Against Tooth Loss!
Don’t ever give up, because there’s hope! Bolster your oral defenses and defeat this microbial onslaught with the weapons at hand:
- Take up your toothbrush and apply fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride builds up tooth enamel and repairs small breaches through remineralization. Brush for two minutes, twice a day, to make sure you properly reduce the offenders in your mouth. Make sure to brush the soft tissues like your gums, tongue, and cheeks as well. Swishing with a fluoride mouthwash further increases repairs, if needed.
- Get rid of hidden food caches by flossing. Your toothbrush does a great job taking care of the surfaces of your teeth, but it’s not designed to get very far in between them. When you use flossing to get into the “trenches,” germs have nowhere to hide!
The bacterial enemy is relentless and always continues attempts to gain a foothold. That’s why it’s so vital to maintain a daily routine of oral hygiene. Beyond that is where our dental team comes in!
Your Dentist – Oral Reinforcements!
As with any battle, it helps to have experienced tacticians who identify “hot” spots and work out a strategy to defeat the enemy. That’s the role of the Placerville Dental Group during your visits to our office, twice a year. Your dentist takes a close inspection of your teeth, gums and entire mouth, employing a seasoned staff to make precision strikes during full cleanings. No matter the size or state of your mouth, our team offers all available resources to help you win this battle! If you haven’t already, give us a call for your next checkup or schedule an appointment online, here on our website!