Today’s post is for people who are discouraged because they haven’t been successful at making some changes that will benefit their dental health. We want to urge you to keep trying and assure you that the team of dental professionals at Staten Island Dental Care is eager to help.
Keep Trying To Floss
Many men and women are faithful about brushing and believe that it makes up for lack of flossing. This is a misconception. Flossing is the most effective way to clean food debris and plaque from the gumline. Failure to floss can lead to periodontal disease which can, in turn, result in tooth loss. We encourage everyone to make it a habit to floss correctly every day. If you are not sure how to floss correctly, any one of the cheerful dental hygienists at Staten Island Dental Care would be eager to teach you.
Keep Trying to Overcome Dental Anxiety
Skipping dental checkups can have dangerous, and in some cases, irreversible oral health consequences. Severe tooth decay or delayed diagnosis of oral cancer are two potential risks. If you are afraid of going to the dentist, you are not alone. This condition affects a significant portion of the population. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage it so you can undergo an exam and any required procedures. Talk to us if you or a family member suffers from dental anxiety. Staten Island Dental Care provides sedation dentistry for nervous patients.
Keep Trying to Quit Tobacco
Smoking is just as dangerous for your teeth and gums as it is for other parts of your body. If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to kick the habit, it’s clear that you value your health and want to lower your risk for all the issues caused or exacerbated by smoking, chewing, or vaping.
Many smokers do not kick the habit the first time. But there’s hope! According to the CDC, there are now more former smokers than existing users. Each of those former smokers was once right where you are. Keep trying!
Sometimes a little help can make all the difference in your dental health. Call Staten Island Dental Care. We provide general and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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