Why should I go to the dentist regularly?

It is far too often that people do not go to the dentist on a regular basis, they only go when they have a problem. The difference between preventive treatment and a crisis treatment is the difference between going to the dentist regularly and only going when you need to. Crisis-treatment patients may feel like they're saving money, but it often ends up costing much more in dollars and time when a problem becomes so big that they finally need to address it. It's important to remember that dental problems usually don't have symptoms until they reach the advanced stages of the disease process.

Why should I floss, isn’t brushing enough?

Flossing has been proven to reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth. If you take a moment to stop and think about all of the foods you eat and the liquid you drink throughout the day, it can be alarming to think about not flossing at the end of a long day. Brushing can get rid of some bacteria in your mouth, but flossing gets rid of the bacteria of the toothbrush cannot reach. If you have questions about flossing, feel free to ask any of us here at Peak Dental.

How can I prevent cavities?

One can prevent cavities by spending two to three minutes brushing your teeth a day. It takes that long to get rid of the bacteria that destroys tooth enamel. It is also important not to brush too hard and be sure to floss at least once a day. Keeping a close eye on your lifestyle habits such as the amount of sugar you eat, and the number of acidic foods or drinks you intake can have a great impact on your ability to prevent cavities.

Why is fluoride important to dental health?

To begin, fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. Lack of fluoride in the form of supplements or nutrition can put anyone at any age at risk for dental decay. Fluoride is important to dental health because it helps facilitate the prevention of tooth decay by making your tooth enamel more resistant to acid and from plaque bacteria in the mouth.

Obviously, all the questions you may have couldn’t be answered in a single article. Thankfully though, the highly-trained staff at Peak Dental in Austin, TX, is waiting to take your call in order to address any concerns or answer any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate, make the initiative today towards a healthier future tomorrow!