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19Jan2012

Why We Take Care Of Our Teeth

WHY IS PREVENTIVE DENTAL CARE AND MAINTENANCE on your teeth and gums so important? There are several reasons. Devoting small amounts of attention to your teeth and gums will help you keep your smile for your entire life. We want you to be proud of the teeth you flash to the world each time you smile! But it isn’t just about the way you look—it’s also about your health and the way you feel.

Don’t worry—here at our practice we understand that some things just can’t be helped. If you bite into a bagel and loose part of your filling Dr. Oehler will be right here to help. But aside from the unforeseen, the biggest factor in your oral health is simple maintenance. Daily maintenance through proper brushing (for at least 2 minutes) AND flossing techniques not only improve your smile, they dramatically reduce your risk of gum disease.

We know we urge you to come in for regular checkups and cleanings A LOT, but did you know there’s a lot more in it for you than just a free toothbrush?

Studies continue to link your oral health to your overall health, making a visit to Dr. Oehler just as important as visiting your family doctor!

Diseases associated with our mouths like oral cancer and gum disease are probably familiar terms to most people, but few people realize that other health issues can manifest themselves initially in the mouth as well. Visiting our practice can help catch potentially larger problems before they get out of hand—problems you may not even realize exist.

Here at Flamingo Family Dental, mouths are a huge part of our lives. Not only do we stare into them every day, we even read about them while we’re on vacation…(kidding). All jokes aside, please be sure to keep those regularly scheduled visits with us. We want to help keep you healthy!

Whoopi’s right. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can kill you. In case you missed Whoopi on The View, you can see her talk about her experience with gum disease and tooth loss below:

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