‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’
Benjamin Franklin coined this phrase in the 1730s as advice for fire safety. However, like all timeless quotes, it applies to many more aspects of Quakertown, Harleysville, and North Penn life, particularly dental health.
Keeping your smile beautiful and healthy is done most effectively with preventative measures. Some of the most important guidelines are highlighted here.
1. Make a habit of brushing your teeth. Do it twice a day for 2 minutes. Be sure to use an ADA approved toothpaste and toothbrush. They can be purchased at any Lansdale, Pennsylvania area drugstore.
2. Don’t forget the floss! Flossing between your teeth daily will do wonders for your teeth and keep your gums healthy too.
3. Wear a protective mouthguard whenever you are engaged in an activity where your mouth could possibly be damaged. This includes many Doylestown recreation league and school sponsored sports.
4. Don’t smoke. As if you needed yet another reason not to!
5. Avoid piercing your lips, tongue, cheek, or any other part of your mouth that someone decided you should shove a metal bar through. Piercings put you at greater risk for chipped teeth, infection and nerve damage. It’s a dangerous Lansdale fashion that you’ll want to avoid.
6. Stay away from snacks that have a lot of sugar or starch.
7. Schedule regular dental visits, of course!
We are Drs. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black. Helping our dental patients establish good habits is important to us, and so is helping them achieve the smiles they want with cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening and complete smile makeovers.
Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry has been serving the Quakertown, Harleysville, and North Penn area since 1989. If you are in the market for an exceptional dentist, we invite you to contact us at 267-498-5297 so we can make an appointment for you.
Drs. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black
Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
410 N Broad St
The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/preteens-and-teens/, accessed on Feb. 21, 2013