Abington, MA (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
E. Michael Thomas Jr., DMD, of Abington Family Dental Care promotes preventive dentistry as one of the best ways to avoid dental problems. Gum disease is one of the leading dental problems among adults in this country, and can be prevented when patients adhere to proper preventive dentistry. This includes proper home care and regular visits to the dentist.
While many patients brush and floss their teeth daily, many of them are not following proper procedures. It is important, as a dentist, to demonstrate the proper method for brushing teeth.
Some people that are vigilant about brushing their teeth twice a day and after meals do not understand how important it is to use the right type of toothbrush and to hold it at the correct angle. Many people that use floss simply slide it up and down between the teeth rather than going around the tooth and under the gum line. Making simple changes to one's daily oral hygiene routine can improve oral health.
Regular checkups every six months are very important to prevent issues like gum disease. The hygienist will clean off the calcium deposits that the toothbrush simply can't remove. The pocket depths may be checked to determine if there are problems with gingivitis beginning to show up. In addition, such things as cavities can be taken care of, and oral cancer and other problems can be looked for. The dentist may also suggest that a patient wear a mouth guard if there is a problem with teeth grinding or may suggest sealants for rear teeth.
Dr. Thomas is committed to teaching patients the best ways to prevent dental issues. He understands that although there are excellent treatments for problems such as gum disease, there may be no need for invasive treatments if preventative care is being performed properly and regularly. More information about preventative dentistry is available at http://www.bostongumsurgery.com.
Abington Family Dental Care is a general practice offering patients personalized dental care for Abington, MA since 1979. Dr. E. Michael Thomas received his Bachelors of Science degree from Notre Dame University, attended Georgetown University School of Dentistry and did his advanced graduate studies in Endodontics at Boston University. Dr. Thomas is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Abington Family Dental Care and their dental services visit their website at http://www.bostongumsurgery.com and call 781-312-6090.