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Regularly Visit Your Dentist in Philadelphia for Professional Care

By Gerald Regni, DMD on February 17, 2015

People smile to express emotions in ways words cannot. A beautiful smile starts with teeth that are free from cavities, misalignment, discoloration, and a whole host of other dental health issues. Although not everybody is born with good teeth, they can take the necessary steps to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

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Brushing and flossing are essential daily dental care habits, though these steps alone are not enough to ensure optimal oral health. It is still best to pair them with regular visits to a trusted Philadelphia dentist for professional cleaning, check-ups, and the necessary cosmetic or restorative treatments.

Regularly brushing won’t do any good if it is not done properly. The recommended method is to brush at a 45 degree angle to the gums, with short back-and-forth strokes for thorough cleaning. It is also important to clean the inner areas of the mouth, including the tongue, to eliminate germs and food particles.

Meanwhile, it is best to take time while flossing and to use as much floss as needed to cover both sides of every tooth. A common method is to wrap the floss around the middle finger and to guide it with the index finger and vice versa. These techniques help ensure fresh-smelling breath and keep decay-causing plaque at bay.

Extensive teeth cleaning, which is performed in the dental office, gets rid of plaque buildup that cannot be removed by ordinary means. At some point, teeth may also need professional care that addresses the onset of decay and damage. Before performing any procedure, however, your dentist will first conduct an examination to determine your actual treatment needs. For an invasive treatment such as root canal therapy, for instance, dental x-rays would have to be taken to ensure accurate diagnosis of individual teeth.

As for cosmetic and restorative dentistry, you can trust a caring and holistic dentist in Philadelphia such as Dr. Gerald Regni, DMD to use only biocompatible fillings and crowns that ensure your safety and wellbeing. Indeed, it is possible to protect teeth from further damage, restore their beautiful appearance, and at the same time preserve your overall health. Now that’s certainly something to smile about.

(Healthy smile, healthy you: A guide to dental hygiene, Tribune, February 4, 2015)

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