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The holiday season is here and along with it comes gift giving, celebrations and extra sweet indulgences. At this special time of year, Yellow Springs dentist clinic Yellow Springs Dental Care is reminding their patients and their families that the best gift of all is good health and keeping good hygiene habits in between the parties and merriment.
With all the additional meals, sweet treats, and time off, people often get out of their normal routines and forget to take care of their teeth commented Yellow Springs dentist Dr. Tom Russell.
This can start the development of any number of dental issues including cavities, periodontal disease, or even damaged orthodontic appliances for people with braces or Invisalign orthodontics.
“January is always a busy month at our Yellow Springs dental office,” said Dr. John Thomas Russell of Yellow Springs Dental Care. “We get a lot of emergency patients complaining of toothaches, cavities, and other problems after overdoing it on the holidays. We’d like to remind our patients that prevention is the best dental practice, and the best gift people can give to themselves is a clean bill of health.”
Bacteria is always present in our mouths, but it only causes dental problems when it is left around the gum line and on the teeth comments, Yellow Springs cosmetic Dentist Dr. Tom Russell. These bacteria are then supplied with all the sugars in our diets and an acid is produced. That acid is what contributes to so much dental damage.
“It sounds cliché, but dental problems usually start because people don’t develop good hygiene and dietary habits,” said, Yellow Springs dentistry expert, Dr. J.T. Russell. “Since the holidays are a time to relax this often leads to less than ideal dental home care habits and more snacking on sweets. We’d love to see people enjoy the holidays, but with a sense of responsibility for their own wellbeing.”
Just taking a minute or two to brush and floss can make all the difference adds Dr. J. Thomas Russell. When left unattended, the plaque around the tooth and gums can lead to gum irritation, gingivitis, and eventually periodontal disease.
“We recommend regular professional checkups and cleanings to detect problems when they are small to prevent larger issues from developing,” said Dr. Tom Russell. “No one wants to be surprised with an emergency toothache.”