As dental implant specialists and periodontists, Washington “Top Dentists” Dr. Roy and Dr. Adam Eskow of Bethesda Dental Implant Center understand the importance of good oral hygiene and its role in maintaining dental health.
A healthy oral hygiene routine depends largely on two things:
- Daily brushing and flossing
- Regular preventive care visits to Dr. Eskow for a thorough cleaning and exam.
Patients who make these a healthcare priority typically experience better dental health in the long run and reduce their risk of exacerbating the effects of larger health concerns such as diabetes and heart disease: studies have shown that poor oral health can increase the impact that such diseases can have on overall health.
Drs. Eskow recommend that patients establish a good at home routine and visit them twice a year for preventive care. During these visits, they can look for the early signs of dental problems that can lead to more complex issues if untreated or caught after damage to the teeth and/or gums has occurred. Drs. Eskow have incorporated some of the latest dental technologies into their Bethesda dentist office, including iCAT cone beam digital imaging. More comfortable and accurate than traditional dental x-rays, this technology provides 3-D images of the entire oral cavity and can be used for a variety of treatments where a clear picture of all tissues in the mouth are necessary.
During preventive care visits, patients are also screened for signs of oral cancer and periodontal disease, both of which can be considered “silent diseases” because patients can be asymptomatic until the late stages.
Dental hygiene should be considered an important part of overall healthcare. Keeping a healthy and well functioning smile plays a key role in our daily quality of life: being able to speak normally and eat a varied diet supports our overall health long term.
If you have been avoiding the dentist, we offer sedation dentistry options to ensure that you feel relaxed and comfortable while we restore your oral health.
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