Although many people believe that gentle dentistry is most appreciated by individuals who experience dental anxiety, there’s another reason that its practice is beneficial. That reason is appreciated in the dental office and at home.
Two of the best things anyone can do for their oral health is to adhere to a schedule of annual dental exams and twice a year dental cleaning appointments. But if you are one of the many that experience dental anxiety, you may be hesitant to schedule the care you need. You run the risk of increased dental concerns such as infection, gum disease, and even tooth loss from lack of early treatment when that happens.
When searching for a dentist near you for you and your family’s oral health care, you can gain a lot of information about the care you’ll receive based on the reviews previous patients have left as well as the friendliness and helpfulness of the office’s front office team. Our team are committed to providing gentle dentistry and friendly and helpful dentistry.
One of the tips we’d like to share about gentle dental care that you can practice at home is that brushing and flossing should never be painful. Many patients assume that the more pressure they apply when they brush or floss, the more effective their at-home hygiene care. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. When you brush or floss with too much force, you can aggravate your gum area, including the nerve area of a tooth’s roots, which causes bleeding and pain too.
When you visit our dentists and dental hygienists for regular exams and cleaning appointments, you’ll learn best practices for brushing and flossing. That information will not only prevent dental decay but prevent dental bleeding and tooth sensitivity during your daily brushing and flossing.
If you are experiencing any dental sensitivity or pain as you’re reading this, the best thing you can do is make an appointment to learn why. Even if you experience dental anxiety, an examination and diagnosis from our gentle dentists is the best step you can take for optimum oral health.