HygieneProper oral hygiene is extremely important to your health and well-being and is often over looked. Maintaining a healthy smile doesn't have to be complicated. Following these simple guidelines will ensure sound oral health. Proper dental care starts with the proper equipment. A worn out toothbrush simply will not do a good job You should replace your toothbrush every three to four months to assure that it is working to its full potential . Another critical component of dental hygiene that is often over looked is flossing. It is important to floss regularly to remove the plaque and food particles that get caught in between your teeth. Even the best brush job cannot reach these areas. Failure to floss can cause many problems including cavities, plaque build-up, gingivitis, and even periodontal disease. The last step in achieving optimum oral health is visiting your dentist regularly. The American Dental Association recommends that people of all ages visit their hygienist at least twice a year. Even with perfect at home care, there are still procedures only your dentist can perform.
Here at Michael F. Tillery DDS & Associates we take great pride in our state of the art equipment and unparalleled hygienists. Our hygienists will not only show you the proper way to take care of your teeth but, in a typical visit to Michael F. Tillery DDS & Associates you can also expect an in depth cleaning that reaches all of those areas you simply cannot reach at home. Unfortunately many of the most serious oral diseases can not be seen or even felt until they have progressed into much later stages. At this point much of the damage is irreversible. Our trained eyes will search for any signs of disease or precursors for further problems. including a thorough check for cavities, early signs of gum disease, or oral cancer.
The importance of detecting problems early cannot be over looked. While we are aware that a visit to the dentist can cause severe anxiety for many patients it is essential to catch problems before they develop into permanent conditions. A little uneasiness now can save you from having to undergo intimidating procedures in the future. Michael F. Tillery DDS & Associates knows the importance of oral hygiene, we want good oral care to be attainable for all people regardless of their anxiety level. It is this passion, that has driven us to provide the most relaxing environment for all of our patients. For those patients whose nerves simply cannot be calmed we offer oral and IV sedation dentistry. With Michael F. Tillery DDS & Associates a healthy smile is attainable for everyone.