We Believe That…
good oral health can help you live longer
Dental hygiene is the practice of maintaining your mouth in a clean and healthy condition by using correct, regular brushing and flossing techniques.
By doing this, you can prevent dangerous unsightly plaque from forming on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria that develops on the teeth’s hard surfaces that can progress to tooth decay if not removed.
We believe that if good dental hygiene is followed:
- your breath should have no noticeable smell;
- your teeth should look clean and healthy;
- your gums should look pink and no pain should be felt when you brush and floss;
- your teeth will last for a long time so you will not have to bear the embarrassment of gaps in your teeth.
We believe at the Meyer Dental Group that poor dental hygiene can lead to:
- bleeding and painful gums;
- bad breath that won’t go away;
- yellowing or brownish appearance to the teeth;
- loosening of teeth and the opening of spaces between them;
- adverse effects on your entire body.
When plaque forms on your teeth, the bacteria feeds off the starch and sugar from the food you eat. This converts into an acid which wears away your tooth enamel allowing unhealthy holes to appear in your teeth.
When your oral health is good, maintaining it is equally important!
There are a number of simple things we at the Meyer Dental Group believe you should do to maintain good dental hygiene. One is using toothpaste which contains fluoride. The second is brushing and flossing for two minutes twice a day ensuring you manipulate your toothbrush into the hidden areas in your mouth.
These two things help to keep your teeth strong and protect them from plaque-forming bacteria. Mouthwashes can also help to kill any bacteria already present in your mouth.
Who doesn’t want to live longer?
You should be attentive to your teeth by starting at an early age. This will reap benefits in later life and will help you to live longer, too.
Regular dental visits once every six months will help to ensure that any problems are caught and treated early.
We can also offer professional teeth cleaning which includes treatment with fluoride and scaling to eliminate any plaque that has become hard and has turned into tartar which can’t be removed readily with a toothbrush. We offer diagnostic methods that can detect early any signs of tooth decay. Our aim is to keep your teeth where they should be so that you can have a healthy smile for the rest of your life.
Start on the path to good health and longevity
We firmly believe at the Meyer Dental Group that good dental hygiene is a lifelong process. In addition to caring about your teeth, we care about your overall health with the intention of providing you with a better, longer life.
Make a visit to Meyer Dental Group today and we will show you what our commitment to you and your family’s dental health looks like in action, when you see us practicing what we preach…