Posts for: September, 2014
The Three “C’s” to a Relaxing and Informative Dental Appointment
Dr. Jeffrey Wert believes that his patients should use the three “C’s” when communicating with him. The three “C’s” are: communicate your concerns, come back for annual visits and continue improving on oral hygiene. If Pocono dental patients utilize this technique, they are sure to experience super oral hygiene and a well-informed, stress-free dental visit.
Communicate Your Concerns
Dr. Wert values patient relationships and makes it his priority to keep your dental visit relaxed and successful, according to your needs. Communicating any concerns with Dr. Wert before the appointment is crucial in ensuring the proper care is provided. If you experience mouth, tooth or gum pain, be specific on where the pain is coming from and how often the pain bothers you. Knowing this can allow the dentist to help diagnose the problem and get it fixed as quickly as possible.
Come Back for Annual Visits
You should visit the dentist at least two times a year for annual cleanings and check-ups. Seeing the dentist regularly is very important, not just for the health of your mouth, but also for your overall health. If you do not visit the dentist, you may be putting your health at risk. Research suggests that the health of your mouth is a reflection on the condition of your whole body. In fact, 90% of all systematic diseases have oral manifestations (swollen gums, dry mouth, mouth sores, etc.).
Continue Improving Oral Hygiene
Staying consistent with your oral hygiene regimen outside of the dental office is important as well. Listed below are some tips for ensuring you continue improving at-home preventative care:
- Get into the routine of brushing and flossing. Brush twice a day, and floss at least once.
- Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and replace the brush every 3-4 months.
- Use fluoride toothpaste.
- Brush the surfaces of each tooth.
- Brush your tongue from back to front.
- Limit sugary snacks.
- Avoid tobacco use.
Taking care of your mouth is easy, just follow the 3 “C’s” and you will have no stress about the dentist or oral hygiene. For more information on our services, as well as information on oral hygiene, contact our Pocono area dentist office today at (570) 629-1570.