Did you know?
Americans are less and less likely to visit the dentist as they age? Data from the Centers for Disease Control reports that only 57 percent of Americans over age 65 visited the dentist in 2010. That compares to about 61 percent adults under age 65 and about 79 percent of children ages 2 to 17. Nonetheless, it is important to visit the dentist for cleanings and exams regardless of how long has passed since your most recent dental appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I really need to have my teeth professionally cleaned?
Yes. Even if you brush and floss after every meal and before bed, bacteria-harboring plaque can accumulate in the tiniest crevices, grooves and pits. Overtime, the teeth will begin to decay in those areas, which may result in pain and partial or total tooth loss.
What should I expect at my cleaning and exam consultation?
In between dental cleanings and consultations, be sure to maintain good oral habits at home. This includes daily flossing and brushing after meals. It’s also important to drink fluoridated water and use a fluoridated toothpaste.
What types of guidelines should I follow after my visit?
Although this technique is considered a permanent correction to gum lines, aging, over-brushing/using hard-bristled toothbrushes, and genetics may cause treated gums to begin receding again. The best way to lengthen pinhole surgery results is to practice good oral hygiene, brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush, floss daily, and get a dental examination and cleaning every six months.
If you are interested in pinhole surgery for rejuvenating receding gums, call Dental Beauty today to schedule a consultation appointment.