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You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
Posted on 3/27/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
It is really important that you figure out an oral hygiene routine that works for you and keeps your teeth clean and healthy. However, it also needs to include regular visits to our office. We do a lot of things during those visits. One of the most important aspects of those regular visits is the fact that we look for signs of problems in their earliest stages. The earlier we have the ability to catch a problem, the easier it is to fix. What You Get from Biannual Dental Visits When you come in and visit us every six months, you get a lot of benefits. First, you get really clean teeth from those appointments. They feel good and you often feel more confident showing them off when they are freshly clean. Second, you get an idea of the overall condition of your mouth. This helps you know if there are any parts of your mouth that need special attention or better cleaning. Third, you get any little issues fixed while they are still little. It is far easier and faster for us to fill a tiny cavity than it is for us to wait and fill a cavity that requires a crown because it is so large. Plus, it is less uncomfortable for you. Coming in and seeing us every six months is very important. You need to make these visits as important as your annual physical from your doctor. What your physician is to your overall health, we are to your oral health, and with poor oral health, your physical health will begin to decline as well. Come in and see us if it is six months or longer since your last visit. Let us do a cleaning and exam to see what state your oral health is currently in....

You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
Posted on 3/17/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
When you reach for your toothpaste, does it have a familiar little mint leaf on the side? Most of the time, people use a mint flavored toothpaste as a way to freshen their mouth further when they brush. However, that is not the only option you have. Does mint get a little boring now and again? If so, then why not consider changing up what flavor you use? Toothpaste does not have to be boring. It simply needs to work! Toothpaste Flavors to Consider When You Want Something New There are lots of mint options if you want to stick within the mint category. Instead of traditional mint, you can go with wintergreen, spearmint, peppermint, and cinnamon mint. If you want, you can also opt for just cinnamon. If you like herb flavors, try something a bit fresher, like basil or clove toothpaste. Do you think having a sweet toothpaste flavor would help? Then consider reaching for cupcake flavored toothpaste. There are also other sweets, like apricots, peaches, and chocolate. Would it be fun to brush your teeth with chocolate? There are also some odd flavors that you may want to think about. Would you like brushing your teeth with jasmine or lavender toothpaste? Perhaps it would be fun to brush with pickle flavored toothpaste instead. Pretty much whatever flavor you want to find, there is something similar to it out there. We do not mind so much what type of toothpaste you use. Here, we mind far more that you use a good toothpaste that gives you clean, healthy results. Brush your teeth twice each day using whatever flavor inspires you most. If you cannot pick just one, then pick a few and swap them out. That way, each day you have a new option to choose from....

Why Your Teeth Suffer When You Get Insomnia
Posted on 2/27/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
Not many people know that insomnia can actually cause harm to your teeth. Not getting enough sleep is a bad thing and you need to make sure that you are protecting yourself in the end when it comes to not only getting enough sleep, but also making sure that your teeth are also in the best shape that they can be in. This is a must for one and all. Why Insomnia is Actually Bad for Your Teeth One of the biggest things that people with insomnia get are bored. When people are bored, they tend to eat everything and anything. This is something that you need to think about when it comes to your teeth and not being able to sleep. When you get bored, think about doing a puzzle, watching a movie, reading a book, but not munching on foods that could potentially harm your teeth. Those that have insomnia tend to not have anything to do during those nighttime hours when everyone else is sleeping. When this happens, raiding the fridge and cupboards or even going to stores that are open up all night are options to grab something to eat. While it is not recommended, it is something that many people find comforts them and helps to pass the time. When they eat during these hours, the oral hygiene that they have might not be the best either. They might fall asleep on the couch after eating a large snack or meal. This means that the brushing is not done and that film is sitting on the outside of the teeth and decay is setting in. Speak with our dental office today to find out how we are able to help you with all that you need to have done dental wise. We are more than happy to provide the help you need, when you need it so that you can ensure that you are getting the most out of your sleep and dental health....

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