Your family is the most important part of your life.
It is your motivation for working, and it gives you a reason to look forward to coming home at the end of the day. It’s understandable that you want the people who are closest to you to be as healthy as they can be.
It’s also why we hope you take oral health as seriously as you should. More and more studies are showing the effect that oral health can have on your overall health. In other words, family dentistry is about more than just fighting and preventing cavities.
Our team in Stone Mountain, GA wants all our patients to be as healthy as possible. Knowing this, we try to make dental care as convenient and comprehensive as we can.
To learn more, call 770-766-8995 today and schedule an appointment at Blankenship Family Dentistry.
Hope for the Best
Having a consistent oral hygiene routine can do a lot to help you maintain your healthy smile.
This should include three basic steps:
- Brushing your teeth every day
- Flossing between your teeth every day
- Getting professional dental cleanings a few times each year
Your everyday routine is essential, but few people (if any) brush and floss correctly every single time. Do you brush for two minutes, twice daily, making sure to clean your teeth from every angle? Do you brush hard enough, but not too hard? Are you using a soft-bristled toothbrush with a bit of toothpaste with fluoride?
When you floss, are you cleaning between all your teeth and below your gumline? Are you actually flossing every day? (Most people don’t, according to a recent American Dental Association survey.)
If you answered “yes, every time” to all those questions, then you are doing almost everything that you should to prevent cavities and gum disease.
With professional cleanings and exams, you are less likely to experience cavities and the consequences of untreated decay or gum infections. Again, our goal is to keep your family’s mouths as healthy as they can be.
We want to prevent problems whenever possible … and nip them in the bud before they turn into something worse. Speaking of which …
Prepare for the Worst
Statistically, more than 90 percent of Americans will develop at least one cavity during their lives. Likewise, conservative estimates indicate that 70 percent of people will develop gum disease.
We aren’t sharing this to be discouraging. We are just trying to illustrate how common these oral health issues are. Our hope is that will serve as a reminder of how important a family dentist can be in your life.
While prevention is our primary goal, we also offer modern, pain-free treatments to get rid of decay and periodontal disease when they occur. You also can find a variety of restorative and cosmetic options at our office to bring back the function of lost or damaged teeth or to boost your confidence in your smile.
You want to be happy with your smile, and you want the same for your partner and your children. Let Blankenship Family Dentistry show you the many ways that we can help.