The Importance Oral Hygiene
Oral Hygiene the two most commonly used words in the dental office, and also some of the most important. As children we are taught that brushing and flossing are very important and that “sugar bugs”, which as adults we come to know as plaque, or bacteria are going to eat our teeth if we don’t clean them away. We grow up visiting the dentist and getting a prize, not really valuing the importance of that regular maintenance visit. As we grow into adulthood and we experience our first dental visit without a prize, or colorful toothbrushes we begin to understand, how important this visit is.
We leave the office with a fresh feeling, our mouths clean and a new found confidence. Brushing and flossing alone are not enough to prevent cavities, toothaches and gum disease. If you think of your body as a car and your mouth is the oil, in order to prevent engine trouble which is much more time consuming, expensive and damaging to your car, you change the oil every 3,000 miles. This helps the engine run better, it keeps it cleaner and it prevents build up from accumulating.
It is just as essential to visit the office for your regular maintenance and cleaning appointments so that you keep your mouth clean and healthy. Here at 17th Street Dental Care, we have two excellent doctors, Doctor Choe and Doctor Lee, as well as a wonderful hygienist Colleen. We have convenient before and after work appointments, and are experienced in working with many insurances. We look forward to seeing you .