At Spruce Dental, we’re dedicated to patient education. Understanding basic dental concepts can help you maintain better oral hygiene and protect your dental health, too. That’s why we’re proud to launch our blog.
In this section of our website, we’ll be discussing common questions that patients have at Spruce Dental, diving deeper into common dental procedures, and providing you with the information you need to maintain a healthier smile. Wondering why you should read our blog and learn more about dentistry?
Well, you may call us biased, but at Spruce Dental, we actually think that dentistry is interesting! If that’s not enough for you, though, there are a few benefits that you can enjoy if you take the time to read up and learn more about common dental concepts and procedures.
Along with routine preventive dental visits, maintaining good oral hygiene is absolutely essential for a healthy mouth. In our blog, we’ll go over tips and tricks that will help you take better care of your smile and protect your oral health. For example, we’re sure you know that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes.
But did you know that you shouldn’t rinse your teeth or drink water right after brushing? This is because the fluoride in toothpaste takes a little while to strengthen your teeth. If you rinse it off right away, this means that your daily tooth-brushing routine won’t be as effective as it could be!
Did you know that smoking raises your risk of gum disease and tooth decay dramatically? Did you know that brushing with a toothbrush that’s too stiff can actually wear down your enamel? Or did you know that some sports drinks have nearly as much sugar as soda, and can be a major contributing factor to cavity development? Did you know that you’re up to 60x more likely to get a dental injury if you don’t wear a mouthguard when playing sports?
Understanding dental concepts and risk factors like these can help you identify common causes of oral health issues like cavities, gum disease, and dental trauma. Then, you can make lifestyle choices that help protect your teeth, such as quitting smoking and vaping, eating a diet that’s lower in sugary foods and drinks, or answering a mouthguard when playing contact sports.
Reading a blog is no substitute for a dental visit, of course! But learning more about common procedures like fillings, dental crowns, veneers, or gum disease treatment can help you get some more insights into your options for treating common oral health problems, as well as cosmetic challenges like stained teeth.
Of course, reading a blog is no substitute for your regular dental visits to Spruce Dental. But we hope that we’ll still be able to provide helpful, useful information that will help you raise your “dental IQ” and develop a deeper understanding of dentistry.
So keep an eye on our blog, and check out our most recent posts to learn more. And remember, if you need to schedule a dental visit in Colorado Springs, Dr. David Valenta and our team are always accepting new patients. You can call us at (719) 388-8700 or contact us online to schedule your first visit right away.