Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) November 15, 2013
Dr. Kanani, the top dentist in Woodland Hills, unveils three easy things that the public can do to properly manage their dental heath.
Over the years, Dr. Kanani has treated thousands of patients for a variety of dental health issues. From performing dental implants, to incorporating crowns and fillings into damaged teeth, Dr. Kanani has seen and done it all. One of the best ways to avoid costly dental procedures is to properly manage and maintain one’s oral hygiene. Once tooth loss occurs, nothing can be done to salvage the situation unless the patient wants to undergo dental implants. Because dental implants cost a lot, Dr. Kanani recommends that proper care be taken of one’s teeth and gums to avoid this procedure. According to this renown dentist in Woodland Hills, here are some of the top three things that can be done to maintain good dental hygiene.
1. Regularly Change One’s Toothbrush
Many people do not realize the importance of regularly changing one’s toothbrush. The maximum lifespan of a toothbrush should not exceed two to three months. An easy way to gauge when to change one’s toothbrush is to take note of the bristles. Once the bristles are bent and get out of shape, one should immediately replace the toothbrush. Additionally, toothbrushes are the ideal breeding spot for bacteria as they are stored in one of the coolest and dampest areas in the home; the bathroom. Germs and bacteria are easily transferred from one’s toothbrush to one’s mouth. This renowned Woodland Hills dentist recommends that one soak one’s toothbrush in hot water once a week to kill off germs and bacteria. However, hot water is not going to eliminate all the germs on one’s toothbrush. Dr. Kanani recommends that one regularly change one’s toothbrush in order to maintain optimum oral hygiene.
2. Stop Drinking Carbonated Drinks
It is common knowledge that too much sugar is bad for one’s teeth and gums. Sugar fuels the growth of bacteria and acidity in one’s mouth and in the process, plaque is formed. Plaque feeds on the enamel of teeth and over time, will cause tooth decay and tooth loss. On average, a can of soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, more than what an average person should consume in a day. Additionally, soda contains phosphoric and citric acid, two components that soften tooth enamel, making teeth more susceptible to cavities. Like sugar, these ingredients will cause tooth loss in the long run. Dr. Kanani recommends switching to fresh juices and plain water.
3. Visit the Dentist
Many people underestimate the importance of regularly paying a visit to the dentist. Neglecting one’s teeth is a major culprit in tooth decay and eventual tooth loss. Dr. Kanani wishes to stress that should one procrastinate visiting the dentist on an annual basis, oral health issues such as tooth decay and tooth loss will lead to forced dental visits to combat the problem. Patients will have to fork out large sums of money to get dental implants, and as dental implants cost a lot and can be very painful, it is easier and more affordable to visit the dentist on a regular basis for simple maintenance as opposed to being there for costly procedures.
To promote good oral health, Dr. Kanani is offering complimentary consultations to all first time patients. To take advantage of this great opportunity and to get the most recent prices on dental implants, call (818) 962-1141 or head to their webiste to make an appointment today.