We have been introducing you to our dentists and now we would like to introduce and welcome you to our offices — which are open to anyone seeking dental health.
What does oral health mean? It means limiting or controlling the bad bacteria we all have in our mouths. You — the patient — play the most important role in limiting this bacteria, but we are here to support you in this fight.
There are things we can do in our office that you cannot do at home like:
- Take X-rays to see what is going on between your teeth
- Take important bone measurements
- Diagnose areas that need treatment
- Fill cavities
- Perform specialized cleanings
What you can do at home is the most important thing. That means brush two times a day, floss one time daily, and use a mouthwash that kills bacteria and contains fluoride. Most people brush daily but do not floss.
As our dental director, Dr. LaJuan Mountain always says:
“Brushing but not flossing is just like showering, but not washing your armpits. You have to floss to clean in between your teeth because it can be the smelliest part of your mouth if left untouched.”
So it is important that you do your job at home and you see a dentist on a regular basis to allow them to do their job — which is helping you get or keep your dental health.