Do you ever feel frustrated when you are told you have a cavity despite diligent tooth brushing and flossing?
There are many factors influencing your oral health and understanding how to identify your individual risk factors can play an important role in reducing gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental problems.
Factors Affecting Oral Health
- Tobacco use and smoking
- Hormonal and weight changes
Monroe dentist Dr. Leonard Hess emphasizes the significant role that routine dental care plays in lifelong oral health, providing he and his staff the opportunity to both spot dental problems early on and educate patients on appropriate at home oral hygiene.
During your visit to our Monroe dentist office, we take the time to get to know you and discuss your personal concerns when it comes to your dental health and medical history. Understanding how your individual lifestyle choices can affect oral health can help you to make better decisions about your daily habits, routines and diet.
Dr. Hess can make recommendations to reduce dental health risks from lifestyle habits such as chewing sugarless gum after meals, rinsing the mouth with water or reducing the consumption of dark foods and beverages. In many cases, making choices that will improve oral health can also have a positive impact on overall health and well being.
The health of your smile influences your quality of life every day and we want to help you restore and maintain your oral health. Routine dental care and supportive restorative and cosmetic dental treatments as needed can help keep your gums and natural teeth strong and functional for as long as possible.