The Easter holidays are fast approaching, and with the festivities comes the promise of family feasts, lazy days and some much-needed time off
While there is nothing wrong with taking a deserved break, and even the occasional indulgence or two, don’t forget to keep on top of your dental health, so that you can keep smiling with confidence.
The Studio for Exceptional Dentistry in Colorado Springs offers a wide range of dental services to protect your dental health. Arguably the best form of treatment, preventative dentistry helps patients of all ages avoid dental disease and conditions that may affect overall health. Our preventative dentistry services, which include examinations, procedures and education, are helpful in diagnosing diseases like periodontal disease in the early stages before severe and irreversible damage is done.
Oral health is essential when it comes to boasting a healthy, beautiful smile, and also contributes to your overall health and wellness. Here’s how to enjoy the Easter break knowing that your teeth, gums and mouth are clean and free from bacteria…
Establish a healthy routine
Is there anything you can do to prevent dental disease? Be sure to stick to a good oral health regime, even during the holidays. This means brushing every morning and evening and flossing once a day. An established routine reduces the number of bacteria in the mouth, lowering the risk of plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease.
Go for regular check-ups
While a healthy routine at home is invaluable, it is also essential that you go for professional dental check-ups every six months. During your check-up, we’ll determine if you have any abnormalities, cavities, or serious issues like periodontal disease or cancer. At these appointments, we are also able to perform professional teeth cleanings, which helps to remove plaque that may have built up over time. Some common procedures at your regular check-up include deep scale cleanings and thorough examinations to look for tooth decay and gum disease so that these conditions can be diagnosed before they progress and worsen.
Stick to a healthy diet
Eating a healthy diet can go a long way in preventing tooth decay. Try and avoid sugary foods and drinks as much as possible, as bacteria in your mouth reacts with sugars, turning them into acids that can eat away at the enamel of the teeth, and cause decay. Stick to a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, and incorporate dairy products for healthy, strong teeth.
Repair damage and improve your smile
If you have a damaged tooth, schedule a consultation with your dentist and get it repaired as soon as possible. If you’ve noticed a chip or crack, consider a dental crown. Made of porcelain material, crowns are placed on your teeth, and can be used for a number of purposes, including covering and protecting a dental implant; supporting a broken tooth; covering a misshapen or discolored tooth; and protecting a weakened or cracked tooth from further damage. While dental crowns are generally placed for practical purposes, they can also be used for their cosmetic benefits as well. So, if you want to improve the aesthetics of your smile, chat to Dr Hall about your options.
Besides crowns, we also offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, including complete smile makeovers, injectable procedures, veneers, teeth whitening, straightening treatments and dental implants. For more information on these procedures, and more, have a look here.
Schedule a complimentary consultation or book an appointment with Dr Hall for a teeth cleaning, preventative examination, or a specific procedure at The Studio for Exceptional Dentistry in Colorado Springs. Simply contact us here, or call (719) 481 8250.