Welcome back to another December edition of the Advanced Dental blog.
If you are looking for a kind and compassionate dentist in Las Cruces, New Mexico, then look no further. We provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for all. And once your family is entrusted to our care, you will have a partner in oral health for the rest of your life. We will provide excellent preventative care such as dental examinations and professional-grade teeth cleanings, but we will also provide you with enough education to do what you need to do in-between visits to our office.
Speaking of appointments, don’t forget that there is still time to take advantage of any remaining insurance benefits you have coming to you in 2015. We’d be happy to squeeze you in, if you act fast. Otherwise, we’ll look forward to serving you in 2016.
Since we are coming up on a New Year, it is the time to make resolutions and renew our commitments to living a healthy lifestyle. Part of that resolve should be focused on the situation in your mouth, since we know that the body’s systems are all interconnected.
As such, there are a few basic hygiene practices that really are essential in relation to maintaining a healthy smile. In today’s blogpost, we wanted to go over some of these activities that can set you up for success in 2016 and moving forward.
Begin Brushing Your Teeth Twice A Day
Everyone knows that brushing your teeth is good idea. This practice is your first line of defense against bacteria, disease, and decay that would do you harm if left unaddressed. The American Dental Association suggests that you do it twice a day, and for two minutes per session. We concur!
Dental Floss Is A Must
For some reason, most folks see this practice as going over and above the normal routine. Not true! Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing. This is because dental floss goes after an entirely different area than brushing.
Truth be told, this the only way to get in-between your teeth where plaque and tartar can build up, waiting to cause some major damage in your mouth.
You really should be flossing every day if you expect to hold onto your radiant smile. Prevention now is always less painful than treatment later.
Top It Off With Mouthwash
Did you know that mouthwash can be extremely effective at reducing bacteria levels and helping fight off the decay that can lead to lost teeth? Plus, it makes you feel fresh and clean. From our standpoint, fluoride rinses are the best. And for more fluoride protection, you can drink tap water, it is available right in your sink and it doesn’t cost anything!
Visit Advanced Dental Every 3-6 Months
Locating a dentist in Las Cruces, NM that you can trust will be one of the best things you can do for your health. Having professional teeth cleanings and thorough dental twice a year will go a long way towards keeping your mouth in tip-top shape.
We think that it is vital to stay in-tune with your situation so that we can attend to any emerging causes for concern that you might not have detected on your own. This lets us know when you need fillings for cavities, treatment for gum disease, etc. You should never assume that just because you don’t see any visible symptoms, that all is well as it should be.
It is our mission to eliminate the need for potentially painful procedures down the road. Seriously, root canals and extractions are not as fun or cheap as regular checkups!
The bottom line is that Advanced Dental of Las Cruces makes it easy for you to stay on track. We do everything in our power to make you feel relaxed and completely at ease throughout your time in our office, whatever procedure you may be are here for.
We are open to suggestions too! If there is ever anything else that we can do to make it a more pleasant dental experience for you, don’t hesitate to communicate that to our caring staff. In the event that you are struggling with any level of dental anxiety, we will set you up with sedation to make sure you can get the care you deserve in spite of your fear.
Your Las Cruces Dentist Cares About Your Health
If you are just starting out with us, you will have the opportunity to see our oral health team first for an informal meet and greet. Once you are well acquainted with the team, you can decide what to do next.
During that first session, you will always have the option of staying and having your initial exam and cleaning, or you can opt to return to start your dental services at a more convenient time.
Should you choose to stay and get started, we will complete some digital X-rays, clean your teeth, and screen your mouth for any signs of cancer.
After that, we will perform a thorough dental exam and make any relevant recommendations for treatments that might fit your current needs.
Then you will be sent on your way with a clean bill of oral health!
Ready To Get Started?
Why put off your total wellness any longer? Around here, we view oral health as a working partnership. If you are doing your part at home in-between office visits, we will take care of everything else.
At Advanced Dental of Las Cruces, we are always here for you to help clean, straighten, whiten, strengthen, improve, or replace your teeth. Our team is also more than capable of delivering sleep apnea treatments that can bring you some much needed rest.
We will do our best to diminish the stress of making your first dental appointment, and ensure that the check-in process will be streamlined for a quick start when you do get to our office.
So, don’t delay, contact our Las Cruces, NM dental office to get started now!
Make 2016 the best year ever!