Make Time For Oral Health

By Kendra L. Patterson, DMD | Dental Clinic

Jul 05

People today are so concerned with having a youthful appearance that they will set aside time in their busy schedules to go to the gym, join a yoga class or workout at home. What they may have overlooked however, is that a healthy smile is a priority when it comes to presenting a fresh and enthusiastic impression – and it only takes a few minutes out of the day!

Preventive oral care begins at home and culminates with regularly scheduled checkups and professional teeth cleanings. If you can afford to take just two minutes twice a day to brush your teeth and maybe three more minutes to floss properly, you will be well on the way to a positive regimen of home care habits. If you can take a little extra time to use an oral irrigator and an antibacterial mouthwash, all the better.

Plaque is the enemy in our battle against oral disease. Brushing and flossing every day will help to wash it away but we have to follow that up by seeing a dental hygienist every six months.

Tooth loss changes the shape of the face. If the jawbone structure which is the mainstay for the teeth has nothing left to support it will begin to deteriorate causing the facial skin to weaken and sag. The best way to keep this from happening is to stick to the rules for good oral health – brush, floss and see your dentist!

You need only to visit the website to see how devoted Kendra L. Patterson DMD is to patient comfort and convenience. Call for your appointment @ 303-722-9504.

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