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Aegis Recommends Regular Dental Visits

Aegis Dental provides Convenient and Comfortable Regular Dental Appointments.

Whether you are young or old, your oral health is an important part of your overall health. Your mouth is a window into the health of your body. Good daily oral hygiene and regular dental examinations can prevent most dental diseases. Good daily oral hygiene means brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing between your teeth at least once a day, eating a balanced diet and limiting between-meal snacks.

Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot oral health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many oral problems from developing in the first place. Visiting your dentist regularly is also important because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that can appear in the mouth.

Aegis Dental provides regular dental examinations and educates you for daily oral hygiene practices during your hygiene appointments. Aegis Dental can partner with you and your family’s oral health at any age.

Pregnancy

You have a lot to think about during pregnancy but staying on top of your dental needs is critical since pregnancy can take a toll on your teeth and gums. All the changing hormone levels that occur with pregnancy can actually make some dental problems worse. It’s important to continue to see your dentist during pregnancy for oral examinations and professional teeth cleanings. Make sure to tell your dentist that you are pregnant and about any changes you have noticed because if your mouth is healthy, it’s a good bet your baby’s mouth will be healthy too. Good daily care is vital. Aegis Dental can guide you in your oral health during your pregnancy.

Babies and Kids

Creating a dental routine early can ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles for your child. Baby teeth are important teeth, and cavity prevention starts even before the first tooth appears. A baby’s 20 primary teeth are already present in the jaws at birth. And those baby teeth that begin coming through the gums around 6 months help set the stage for future smiles by keeping space in the jaw for adult teeth. When a baby tooth is lost too early, the permanent teeth can drift into the empty space and make it difficult for other adult teeth to find room when they come in. This can make teeth crooked or crowded. That’s why starting infants off with good oral care can help protect their teeth for decades to come. The ADA recommends that parents take children to a dentist no later than their first birthday and then at intervals recommended by their dentist. Aegis Dental can partner with your child’s oral health.

Teens

Everyone wants to look their best, and a bright, healthy smile is a big part of that. Practice good daily oral hygiene to get there. Besides, bad breath is embarrassing! Take care of your teeth and gums today, and you’ll never have to worry about that. Your smile will speak for itself.

Consumption of sugary foods, soda, juice or energy drinks, put you at risk for tooth decay and gum disease.  Always brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes. Floss between your teeth daily. Avoid sugary and starchy snacks. Wear a mouth guard when you’re active. Avoid Smoking. Avoid   piercing your lips or any part of your mouth. Regular dental visits recommended. Call Aegis Dental to discuss your teenager’s dental needs.

Adults under 40

Taking care of your teeth and gums isn’t just about preventing cavities or bad breath. The mouth is a gateway into your body’s overall health. And since gum disease and other health problems may be linked, brushing and flossing are more important than ever. Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems such as infection, damage to bone or nerve and tooth loss. Dental infections that are left untreated can even spread to other parts of the body and, in very rare cases, can be life threatening.

The good news is that dental disease is preventable. You can practice preventive dentistry on yourself by adopting good daily oral hygiene. See your dentist regularly to keep your smile, and yourself, healthy. By following healthy dental routine and making smart food choices, you can lower your risk for tooth decay. Call Aegis Dental to schedule an appointment for the routine check – up.

Adults 40 -60

Dental disease is preventable. By making your oral health a priority now, you can ensure your teeth and gums are aging gracefully along with the rest of you. Don’t neglect your oral health. Remember: a healthy smile is a beautiful smile. Your dental care is just as important now as it was when you were a kid. Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems such as infection, damage to bone or nerve and tooth loss. Practice good daily oral hygiene. Did you know that the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth? If you are missing one or more teeth, there are plenty of reasons to correct the problem. Talk to Dr. Chandy at Aegis Dental for more information about improving your smile.

Adults over 60

Thanks to good oral health habits, more adults are keeping their natural teeth their entire lives. The key is prevention. The unique dental needs of senior adults include a vital connection between a healthy body and a healthy mouth. Don’t neglect your oral health. Just 60 years ago, it was an assumption that as we age we would lose our natural teeth. But, that’s not the case for today’s older adults who are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever before. A healthy mouth and teeth help you look good, eat delicious and nutritious foods, and speak clearly and confidently. Being mouth healthy is essential for good quality of life.

Maintaining good oral health habits now is especially important because unhealthy bacteria in the mouth not only can harm your teeth and gums but may be associated with serious medical conditions. Research has shown that infections in the mouth may be associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia and other health problems that are common in older adults. It really only takes a few simple steps, brushing, and flossing daily, visiting your dentist regularly and eating nutritious foods to be Healthy for Life. Aegis Dental can partner with you in this journey. Call Aegis Dental at 972-492-6700 for your appointment.

A few signs that Aegis Dental recommends you should see a dentist:

  • Your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold.
  • Your gums are puffy and/or gums bleed when you brush or floss
  • You have fillings, crowns, dental implants, dentures, etc.
  • You don’t like the way your smile or teeth look
  • You have persistent bad breath or bad taste in your mouth
  • You are pregnant
  • You have pain or swelling in your mouth, face or neck
  • You have difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • You have a family history of gum disease or tooth decay
  • You have a medical condition such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, eating disorders, or are HIV positive
  • Your mouth is often dry
  • You smoke or use other tobacco products
  • You are undergoing medical treatment such as radiation, chemotherapy or hormone replacement therapy
  • Your jaw pops sometimes or is painful when opening and closing, chewing or when you first wake up; you have an uneven bite
  • You have a spot or sore that doesn’t look or feel right in your mouth and it isn’t going away.