At Staten Island Dental Care we emphasize the importance of good dental health to each one of our patients, every time one of them sits down for a checkup. Since patient education improves outcomes, we answer every dental health question and thoroughly explain every procedure.
At every checkup, we examine you for any signs of gum disease. In its mildest form, gum disease is known as gingivitis and is easily treated. Stepping up your dental care routine at home is often enough to get it under control.
In its more severe form, gum disease is called periodontal disease, and is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. More than half of all people over the age of thirty have periodontal disease. That’s nearly sixty-five million people! It can be still be brought under control, but it takes more aggressive treatment.
Good dental health means you probably don’t have much of a problem with bad breath. Of course, most of us have yukky breath when we first wake up in the morning. But brush your teeth after breakfast and you should be good to go. In most cases of chronic bad breath – about eighty-five percent of them – poor dental health is to blame.
Every dental checkup includes a screening for oral cancer. The American Cancer Society projects that about 53,000 people will get a form of oral cancer this year. Of those, nearly eleven thousand cases will be terminal. The earlier the detection and diagnosis, the better the chances of beating it.
Finally, when it comes to dental health, your toothbrush and dental floss are your best friends. Brush and floss at least twice a day. When you brush, you remove the plaque that builds up on your teeth and causes cavities. Flossing gets out the gunk that builds up between the teeth.
At Staten Island Dental Care, patients throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bayonne appreciate the information we share. Our services include general dentistry and dental implants, and much more. Schedule your next checkup today – and bring your dental health questions!
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