This message from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township MI is for anyone who is finding it difficult to improve their dental health. We urge you to keep working at it, and assure you that we’re here to help!
Keep Trying To Floss
Many people are really good about brushing their teeth, but sometimes skip flossing. This is a bad idea. Flossing is the only way to clean food debris and plaque from between teeth.
Failure to floss can lead to cavities, and even gum disease. Our recommendation? Brush twice a day, and floss before going to bed at night.
Keep Trying to Overcome Dental Anxiety
Skipping dental checkups due to anxiety, or even phobia, can have long-term, irreversible consequences. But millions of Americans cope with this condition, and their solution is doing just that: skipping the dentist.
For those whose instinct is to avoid the dentist at all costs: give sedation dentistry a try. We offer nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. It’s safe and very effective, and has been used in dentistry for more than a hundred years. It may not make you laugh, but it will relax you enough so that you’ll get the dental care you need.
Keep Trying to Quit Tobacco
Smoking is as bad for your teeth and gums as it is for other parts of your body. If you’ve tried to quit but just can’t, you’re far from alone. Keep trying!
According to the Centers for Disease Control, former smokers now outnumber active smokers. Everyone who has kicked the habit was once right where you are. Keep trying!
Remember, the link between your dental health and overall health is well-established. Patients come to Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township MI from Washington Township, Macomb, and Lakeside for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!