Some use the motto “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” when it comes to going to the dentist and scheduling a regular teeth cleaning. But Minneapolis area residents should be aware that good oral hygiene involves much more than waiting until experiencing major pain before making a dental appointment.
Dr. Bjorklund and his team at Bjorklund Dental Designs see firsthand the problems that occur when patients adopt a cavalier attitude about their oral health. What is the key to healthy gums, teeth and mouths? Prevention.
Preventative maintenance includes brushing teeth at least 2 times a day and especially before going to bed. It also involves flossing or using an interdental cleaner on a daily basis. Not to be overlooked is scheduling regular visits to the dentist even when not experiencing any noticeable discomfort or problems with teeth and gums. It is agreed that this should be done every 6 months or so.
Regular check-ups protect the mouth as Dr. Bjorklund can use his expertise and modern technology to identify concerns that you may not even be aware you have, such as cavities, gum disease and oral cancer. Discovering these concerns early will allow for treatment before “things are broken and need fixing.” This promotes better health, less extensive dental work, and saves you the patient time and money.
Whether you are in need of dental work, overdue for your next check-up, or are looking for an upgrade in your smile, Dr. Bjorklund and his team at Bjorklund Dental Designs can help. Providing state-of-the-art dentistry including regular teeth cleaning for Minneapolis area residents is what we do best.