This blog post is for those who are discouraged because they haven’t been successful at making some changes that will benefit their dental health. At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, we encourage you to keep trying.
Keep Trying To Floss
Many people are observant about brushing and believe that it makes up for lack of flossing. This is a misconception. Flossing is the only way to clean food debris and plaque from between teeth and at the gumline. Failure to floss can lead to periodontal disease which can, in turn, lead to tooth loss. We encourage everyone to make it a habit to floss thoroughly every day.
Keep Trying to Overcome Dental Anxiety
Skipping dental checkups can have detrimental, and in some cases, irreversible consequences. Severe dental caries or delayed diagnosis of oral cancer are two potential hazards. If you are afraid of going to the dentist, you are not alone. Dental anxiety affects a significant portion of the population. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage it so you can undergo an exam and any required procedures.
Keep Trying to Quit Tobacco
Smoking is just as dangerous for your teeth and gums as it is for other parts of your body. If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to stop the practice, it’s clear that you value your health and want to lower your risk for all the issues caused or exacerbated by smoking, chewing, or vaping.
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