Dentist in 85213 area explains the importance of preventative dental care
Proper dental care is critical to overall health and wellness. In recent years, studies have shown a direct link between the health of the mouth and the health of the body. That’s why Dr. Edward Fritz of New Health Dental in Mesa, AZ, is committed not only to fixing his patients oral problems, but also to preventing them from occurring in the first place.
Preventative dental care consists of several items. As you might suspect, brushing and flossing are of critical importance. This habit should be established in childhood so that it becomes a lifelong part of your daily routine. Patients should try to brush their teeth after every meal. While this may not always be possible, teeth should be brushed at least two times each day. The type and brand of toothpaste are not as important as finding one that you like and will use. Additionally, while there are plenty of whitening products on the market, most dentists recommend that you limit your use of whitening toothpastes to once or twice each week. Overuse of whitening toothpaste can lead to erosion or tooth sensitivity. In addition to brushing, flossing is also important to ensuring your dental health. Flossing ensures that food particles from between the teeth are removed. Often these particles are missed with brushing.
In addition to brushing and flossing, another critical piece of preventative oral health care is maintaining a regular schedule of visits to your dentist. These appointments provide you with a professional cleaning that go beyond what at-home cleanings can accomplish. Using professional tools and expert experience, the dental hygienists at New Health Dental will remove particles from the surface of your teeth and between those hard to reach back teeth. Furthermore, the appointment provides an important opportunity for Dr. Fritz to examine your mouth. He will be able to spot any potential issues before they turn into larger problems later.
Finally, proper nutrition is about more than weight control and health benefits. It is also important to your dental health. Food and beverages that are high in sugar content can lead to tooth decay. Additionally items that are high in acidic content can erode the enamel of the teeth and dark items can lead to staining and discoloration. While Dr. Fritz understands that these items cannot be eliminated, he does urge his patients to limit their use of these items and suggests that when they are consumed patients brush their teeth or rinse with mouthwash or water.
Your oral health care starts at home, with you. Dr. Fritz partners with all of his patients to help them achieve the healthiest and happiest of smiles. For more information about Dr. Fritz or our practice, please call or visit, (480) 830-3305; 2830 E. Brown Rd, Ste #9, Mesa, AZ 85213.