Give Thanks For A Healthy, Beautiful Smile! [BLOG]

The focus of our Northwest Dental Group blog this month is cosmetic dentistry because with the holidays almost here, we want you to know how easy and beneficial it is to get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted in Rochester, MN.

But today, we want to pause for a moment to talk about an important first step.

Before you can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, your teeth and gums have to be healthy!

A Beautiful Smile Starts With Healthy Teeth!

It’s no coincidence today’s blog is dedicated to making your smile healthy. Not only is it time to count your blessings of great oral health, but the day after Thanksgiving, as we’ve mentioned already this month, is National Flossing Day.

So first, let’s talk about the value of your daily oral care regimen!

*First, Let’s Talk About Brushing & Flossing*

Yes, there is a right way to take care of your teeth and gums.

It’s more than just keeping your teeth clean everyday.

How you clean them and the tools and products you use both matter!

Here’s a quick rundown of what the American Dental Association considers best practice when it comes to oral hygiene:

*Use fluoridated toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush.

*Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time.

*Brush your tongue to wash away residue and bacteria.

*Floss your teeth at least once a day.

*Drink plenty of water to keep your saliva flowing.

These are all simple enough, but making them a daily habit seems to be the real challenge for many people, especially when it comes to flossing.

If that’s true for you as well, what better time than National Flossing Day to dedicate yourself to this important hygiene practice?

*Remember Those Dental Cleanings & Exams*

Too many people make a critical mistake with their dental health.

It’s assuming that unless there’s a problem, you don’t have to go to the dentist.

That’s just not true!

Not only is it not true, it’s a danger to your health to believe it. These twice-annual visits are a must to your oral and overall health.

That’s because no amount of diligent brushing and flossing is enough to remove harmful plaque buildup from inside your mouth. Only professional tools and professional hands can do that. Also, even 20/20 vision won’t detect tiny fractures and earliest stages of tooth decay and gum disease. Again, only professional equipment and the highly-trained eyes of our dentists and hygienists can do that.

The point is that you understand how important those routine dental cleanings and exams are to your oral and overall health. We’re a team, and we can only get and keep your smile healthy by working together!

*Take Advantage Of Preventive Services*

Don’t assume that general dentistry is limited to dental cleanings and exams.

Well, maybe we shouldn’t speak for other practices, but at least in our Rochester, MN office, general dentistry covers a wide-range of preventive strategies, too!

Our commitment to you goes far beyond removing plaque and tartar from your teeth and checking for cavities and gum disease.

We want to give you full, comprehensive care and support to ward off a host of dental problems. That means offering preventive services you can take advantage of, like:

*Dental sealants

*Fluoride treatments

*Nutritional counseling

*Custom mouthguards

Bring your questions and concerns about your dental health to us, and we’ll do all we can to make sure you have the healthy smile you deserve!

Make Your Healthy Smile Beautiful!

When your teeth and gums are well-cared for and protected, it’s time to make that healthy smile beautiful!

You’ll find a variety of cosmetic strategies at Northwest Dental Group to take your smile to the next level, and there’s no better time to gift yourself with a consultation than right now!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Call Northwest Dental Group today at 507-216-6252 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.