Overlooked Ways To Prevent Periodontal Problems

When the topic is preventing periodontal problems, you may feel that the answer is a straightforward one in terms of avoiding it altogether: Brush, floss, and maintain twice-annual visits with us for cleanings. This is true! However, there’s more than meets the eye! While the idea of keeping your smile as clean as possible is certainly the projected goal, this only works if you really know how to make that happen with success. Of course, then there are other nuances you might not have considered. Fortunately, our Ankeny, IA team has boiled it all down into easy-to-work-with details, so you feel confident in your efforts with smile care!

Request A Guided Dental Hygiene Demo

It’s not that you’re not brushing and flossing. It’s that you don’t really know how to do so effectively but you feel a little embarrassed to tell us this. As a result, you keep brushing and flossing in such a way that causes you to miss a significant amount of plaque and debris. The result? You’re headed for periodontal problems, even though you’re more than willing (and doing your best) to put in time and effort with preventive care! What you should do is let our team know that you could really use a review and a demo, so you can be sure you’re doing it all just right!

Ask For Help ASAP: Trouble With Cleansing Prosthetics

It’s easy to forget that when you receive a prosthetic for missing teeth, you have to take exceptionally good care of the area. You may think to yourself that you have already lost those teeth, so you cannot re-lose them. You may think that the prosthetic is artificial, so even if it isn’t extremely clean, it’s not going to decay. These things are true! However, something you may overlook is the fact that the tooth replacement is still surrounded by your gum tissue (and possibly remaining natural teeth). Let’s say you have a dental bridge in place, for instance. If you do not thoroughly care for it, then plaque, bacteria, and food will become trapped, will accumulate, and will lead your mouth toward developing periodontal disease. Skip this by asking for help if cleansing is presenting confusion or a challenge.

Tell Us The Second You’re Pregnant

Are you pregnant? The second you find out, take steps to let us know! Hormone changes can make you more prone to periodontal problems, so let us help you ensure your gums are safe!

Prevent Periodontal Problems With Our Help

Remember to make a mental note that if there is any aspect of your daily or long-term care with which you feel uncertain, it is essential that you bring your questions to us! Doing so helps you avoid periodontal problems! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.