As school starts back up in Boulder, it’s a good idea to consider your oral health. The care you take of your teeth and gums has a profound impact on your oral and systemic health – and biannual visits are a key part of that care. If it has been longer than six months since your last dental visit, now is the best time to call 303-449-1119 to schedule your next appointment at Adler Advanced Dentistry. Located in Boulder, Dr. Adler welcomes patients from all surrounding communities including Lyons, Nederland, Louisville, and Broomfield.
Taking Care of Your Teeth
Taking care of your teeth requires both daily and scheduled maintenance. Daily, you should plan on brushing after every meal -not just morning and night – and flossing twice a day. These two steps can help prevent serious issues from arising while also helping to keep your smile bright and attractive.
Brushing should be done with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Be sure to wait at least 30-minutes after eating to brush. This will help prevent removing softened enamel. Be sure also to avoid harsh and abrasive ingredients in toothpaste. While these may work to remove a larger amount of surface staining in a short period of time, they can also damage restorations and may harm enamel.
Flossing should be done both morning and night, before or after you brush your teeth. Make sure to use a clean section of floss in between each tooth and to run the floss from root to crown for complete tooth cleaning. If flossing is something you find cumbersome, we can help you perfect your technique during your routine office visits.
Routine office visits should occur every six months. During these appointments, we will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and staining from all surfaces. In addition, Dr. Adler will perform a thorough physical examination to make sure there are no problems lurking. Issues such as tooth decay and infection, structural damage, and gum disease can often be treated with minimal disruption when they are caught early on. Waiting can result in more extensive treatments and the possibility of additional complications.
If problems, general, neuromuscular, or cosmetic, are detected during your routine office visits, we can discuss treatment options as well. Swift treatment of oral health issues is necessary to avoid larger problems down the road, including heightened risks for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, kidney and liver failure, pancreatic and breast cancer, and dementia.
Dr. Adler is a holistic dentist who takes all aspects of your health into account when providing treatment. During your next office visits, the mouth/body connection can be discussed in greater detail if you have questions about how oral health impacts systemic health.
To schedule your next visit with Dr. Adler, please call 303-449-1119 today. Adler Advanced Dentistry is a holistic dental practice serving Boulder and all surrounding Northern Colorado communities.