You work hard. You play hard. So it stands to reason that you might feel a little too busy or tired to keep up with your professional dental cleanings in Asheville – much less brush and floss the way you should at home. Sometimes you fall asleep on the couch at night or rush off to the office without a full two-minute dental routine in the morning. Other times, it just seems like a terrible chore to even think about scheduling a visit with your dentist. And what’s the big deal anyway? Sure, brushing keeps your breath nice and flossing gets rid of the pesky bits of food that become stuck between your teeth. And yes, you do love that fresh and bright feeling you get after a hygiene visit, but is missing a few appointments so terrible?
Actually, it might be pretty dangerous to miss Asheville dental appointments. And not just for your smile, for your overall health as well!
I’m Careful About Home Hygiene – Do I Still Need Regular Cleanings?
Even those who keep a strict brushing and flossing routine at home (brushing each quadrant for at least 30 seconds, flossing thoroughly, and following it all up with an antibacterial rinse) can’t reach and clean every part of their dentin the way they need to. Because of that, bacteria build-up, little by little, until infection takes hold under, around, and in your gums. And it can happen without any noticeable symptoms. It’s the beginning of gum disease, a condition that affects much more than just your smile. Gum disease, sometimes referred to as periodontal disease, can have lasting effects on your body as well – and all without symptoms much more remarkable than minor bleeding and gum redness.
Dr. Highsmith has carefully hand-picked his Clyde dental hygiene team for their skill, efficiency, and gentle touch. Plus, our office is designed to feel more like a retreat than a clinic. That means, no matter how busy you are or how much you dislike dental visits, you might actually look forward to your dental cleanings in Asheville and Clyde. Come on in and relax. We’ll help you feel refreshed, renewed, and healthier than ever before.