Improve Oral Health with Proper Dental Hygiene Habits
- Posted on: Oct 15 2018
At the practice of Dr. John Highsmith, Clyde, NC area patients can educate themselves on the advantages of preventative dental care. General dentistry encompasses many standard procedures, including cleanings, examinations, and fillings. However, good oral health starts at home. Our professionals are here to educate patients on the advantages of taking care of their smiles at home to reduce the time and cost of visiting the dentist for more “reactive care.”
Proactive versus reactive
When it comes down to dollars and cents, it is more economical for patients to be focused on proactive dental care versus reactive dental care. Proactive care means taking steps to prevent the onset of dental problems. This includes cavities, toothaches, and periodontal disease. In most cases, many of these issues can be kept at bay with brushing and flossing after every meal and visiting the dentist every six months for a cleaning and examination. However, a lot of patients, especially those with dental anxieties, may avoid visiting the dentist regularly and may be participating in reactive dental care. This means they only see the dentist when problems arise. Unfortunately, delaying dental visits can result in more expensive and more invaisve procedures to fix problems that may otherwise have been avoided or caught early enough for less expensive and simple interventions. Dr. John Highsmith encourages patients to be more proactive in their dental health and wellness than reactive, ensuring better oral health and wellness over time.
Methods of improving oral health
Proactive care will greatly increase the likelihood of a healthier smile. Patients should brush their teeth after every meal, floss at least once a day, and visit their dentist every six months for both a cleaning and an evaluation.
Curious about preventative dental health habits?
Contact the team of John Highsmith, DDS General, Cosmetic, Implant, and Laser Dentistry today to speak to a group of professionals ready and willing to educate patients on the advantages of proactive dental care. We can walk patients through the benefits of brushing, flossing, and maintaining their routine examinations and cleanings for a beautiful, healthy smile for life! We also welcome new and existing patients seeking solutions for general and restorative care. Call the office at (828) 627-9282 and visit us at 78 Nelson Street in Clyde, NC.
Posted in: Dental Hygiene