- Posted by Case Dental Group
- On October 27, 2015
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- brush, dental checkup, dental exam, floss, oral health, oral hygiene, preventative dental care, preventive dental care
Have you seen all a lot of brand new cars driving around the Elk Grove area lately? We know they’re fresh off the lot because they still don’t have their license plates yet and are zipping around town advertising which dealership they came from. What does this have to do with an Elk Grove dental website?
Do Teeth Need Maintenance?
Imagine you’ve just bought your first brand new car, fresh off the lot. Your car is pristine, purrs like a happy cat and has that wonderful new car smell. Then some time passes, the new car smell fades and sadly life takes over. The car becomes used, worn and eventually needs a tune-up.
Now think about what happens when you neglect to do the scheduled maintenance on your car. If you’re too busy to check the oil, don’t rotate the tires, ignore the brakes, do you think you’re going to have a reliable car that looks good too? Nope. It’s pretty much guaranteed you’re going to have problem after problem and that adds up to expensive repair costs.
Now for the connection to teeth! Our teeth, like our cars, are an essential part of life and need routine care and preventative maintenance to last your whole life. Did you know that the average person loses four teeth in their lifetime? Most tooth loss is preventable with a good oral care routine. So, the best thing you can do for your teeth is to brush twice a day and floss at least once a day. And just as your car needs regular scheduled maintenance every few thousand miles, your teeth need to be checked twice a year at Elk Grove’s Case Dental Group. If you have mouth or tooth pain that’s not going away, think of it like the check engine light in your car. It’s best to call on the professionals to have a check up so they can see what’s going on and how to solve it. The Case Dental Group’s friendly dentists and staff know how busy your life is and we’re ready to help get you back to smiling again, whether you need cavities filled or just need a semi-annual exam and cleaning.
Visit the Dentist Regularly
Speaking of regular exams, just as it’s impossible to prevent wear on a car, it’s impossible to have a mouth free of damaging bacteria. The only way to prevent bleeding gums, cavities and tooth loss is to brush and floss daily and see your dentist twice yearly. Why do these activities work so well?
Brushing and flossing keeps enamel-damaging plaque and tough tartar from adversely affecting your mouth. Oral bacteria prefers to be neglected so it can take over! Keep a daily mouth care routine and your mouth and your wallet will thank you. Use fluoride toothpastes and mouthwashes for best results and extra protection against plaque and tartar build up.
The Case Dental Group also recommends visiting us every six months for a professional cleaning and exam. In between your visits, tartar forms stubborn deposits that are difficult to remove without professional dental care. This dental attention provides the extra protection your teeth need to prevent gum recession and gingivitis that results from tartar build up.
Your Dental Tune-Up Includes…
Your routine checkups and exams every six months include the following:
- Check for gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancer,
- Professional tooth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar,
- Teeth polishing to remove stains.
Invest now in your smile to save dollars later. Make an appointment today with the Elk Grove dentists at the Case Dental Group so you can look your best while avoiding major dental problems down the road!