Obviously, dental events happen that are out of our control, but what about the things we can control? We know that plaque and bacterial biofilm contribute to myriad dental disease and by brushing and flossing regularly and correctly, the amount of oral bacteria can be diminished. This seems like an easy way to promote oral health, but is it? How many of us make that commitment to be better flossers every time we leave the dentist only to return to our previous level of effort? The more you floss the easier it is to remember to do it every day.
The one thing I wish for all of our patients is the understanding that all the home care feedback they get from us is with the intention of being supportive in creating good dental habits to promote good dental health. It can be one of the most valuable services you get from us. Achieving good dental health can help you limit your experience with dental disease throughout your lifetime. We are in this together!