As an established family dentist in Winchester, Dr. Gerald Brown and our entire staff here at Amherst Dental Practice are asked certain questions on a consistent basis. We want our patients to be well-informed and to be able to make conscious decisions regarding their dental health. If you would like to learn more, you can call our office at (540) 779-8661 and schedule an appointment to meet with our dentist.
Brushing does a good job removing food particles, plaque, and forms of bacteria but it can’t effectively clean the space between your teeth. In those spaces, bacteria and tartar can grow, swarm, and attack your gums and teeth. Flossing is designed to remove these nasty things from between your teeth and let you continue without the issues created by unchecked tartar and bacteria in your mouth.
Halitosis or bad breath can lead to embarrassment, self-consciousness, and might go entirely undetected by you. For many people, their foul smelling breath can be a result of certain foods they ate, waking up in the morning or even certain diets can create bad breath. Unfortunately, many people suffer from bad breath due to poor dental hygiene habits. The results often include cavities, periodontal disease, and other issues.
Most people should have their teeth checked and cleaned by a dentist and hygienist twice a year. The purpose of having regular cleanings and checkups is that it can catch any issues that may have developed with your teeth. In a normal dental exam and cleaning, you can expect the dentist to screen for oral cancers, check for gum disease, see if there is any tooth decay, remove plaque and tartar, polish the teeth and give you recommendations on how you can keep your mouth healthier.
For more information, contact us at (540) 779-8661.