There are lists after lists that internet news compiles about things they believe your dentist doesn't want you to know. Some of their "advice" is over the top, but eye-catching and interesting enough that people will avoid making that appointment that they may desperately need. Your San Ramon family dentists, Dr. Kachalia and Dr. Duncan, are here to fill you in on what they want you to know so you'll be getting the most out of your appointment.
If you skip out on your dentist appointment, then you could be allowing any dental problems you may have to linger. Cavities can start forming, and once they're there, you'll in risk of it turning into tooth decay, gum disease, and eventually tooth loss. Having your dentist perform a professional cleaning while they give you the best advice to keep your teeth in top shape is going to benefit you in the long run.
If you have consistent bad breath and you've tried brushing, then there may be an underlying issue that you don't know about. You may not be brushing the right areas of your mouth, you may not be flossing between all of your teeth, or you may have another dental condition. Halitosis isn't always as simple as it seems and seeing a dentist who can identify the issue will only help you get rid of that bad breath.
Many people don't know to change their toothbrushes every three months. While there may not be frays on your bristles, you've worn your toothbrush by (hopefully) brushing at least every morning and every night. If you don't replace your brush, then you're not getting the best kind of cleaning like you would if you used a new one. If you were sick and have finally gotten over it, you should replace your brush, as well. The lingering bacteria from your illness can re-infect you and make you sick all over again.
Dentists want the best for you and your oral hygiene, so there's nothing that they don't want you to know if it means that you'll be healthier and happy! Contact your San Ramon family dentists, Dr. Kachalia and Dr. Duncan, by calling this number (925) 804-6440 or requesting an appointment by clicking here.