Give Your Mouth a Fresh Start for the New Year

Dec 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Fresno General Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry

girl showing ok signThis time of year, thoughts commonly turn to fresh starts and new beginnings. Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions involve improving overall health through exercise and balanced dieting. Your dental health, which is intrinsically linked to your physical wellbeing, deserves the same attention, and your Fresno family dentists, Dr. Alex Denes and Dr. Claudia Denes, have the tools to help your mouth start fresh for the New Year.

Extra Cleaning Power

Brushing and flossing your teeth is essential for their day-to-day maintenance. However, much like maintaining your vehicle, your mouth needs regularly-scheduled professional maintenance to continue operating properly. Dental plaque, which consists largely of bacteria, is the main target of your dental hygiene practices. However, if your toothbrush misses a spot of plaque and it remains for more than 48 hours, the sticky biofilm will calcify (harden) into tartar, which is insoluble and cannot be removed with your toothbrush and floss. At your Fresno dental cleaning, our talented doctors will carefully remove tartar from your teeth and gum line, as well as residual traces of plaque that have not yet hardened. If you are at risk for gum disease, or exhibit early symptoms, your dental cleaning will also allow us to thoroughly clear your gum tissue of harmful bacteria and facilitate its healing.

Diligence at Your Fresno Dental Checkup

If one or more of your teeth suddenly began to hurt, you would likely realize that something may be wrong and immediately contact your Fresno family dentist. Unfortunately, most dental issues, including tooth decay and gum disease, do not cause physical discomfort in their early stages, and only become noticeable once they have progressed. By attending your dental checkup every six months (or sooner, if recommended), you can allow Dr. Alex or Dr. Claudia Denes to thoroughly inspect your mouth for early signs of trouble. Treating dental issues early can often prevent the need for extensive procedures by stopping the spread of infection and disease.

Make Healthy Teeth One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

To learn more preventive dentistry in Fresno, or to schedule your dental checkup and cleaning, contact your Fresno dentists by calling Fresno Dental Studio at (559) 297-1800. Located in the 93720 area, we proudly serve patients from Fresno, Clovis, Mendota, Orange Cove, Reedley, Selma, and the surrounding areas.

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