Today’s article is for individuals who are discouraged because they haven’t been successful at making some changes that will benefit their oral health. We want to encourage you to keep trying and assure you that the team of dental professionals at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is eager to help your smile in San Antonio.
Keep Trying To Floss
Many men and women are observant about brushing and believe that it makes up for lack of flossing. This is a misconception. Flossing is the only way to clean food debris and plaque from the gumline. Failure to floss can lead to periodontal disease which can, in turn, lead to tooth loss. We urge everyone to make it a habit to floss correctly every day. If you are not sure how to floss correctly, William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry would be eager to teach you. Call 210-493-3040 to schedule a professional dental cleaning and to improve your smile in San Antonio.
Keep Trying to Overcome Dental Anxiety
Skipping dental checkups can have dangerous, and in some cases, irreversible oral health consequences. Severe tooth decay or delayed diagnosis of oral cancer are two potential risks. If you are afraid of going to the dentist, you are not alone. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage this anxiety so that you can undergo an exam and any needed procedures. Talk to Dr. Stewart if you or a family member suffers from dental anxiety.
Keep Trying to Quit Tobacco
Smoking is just as detrimental for your teeth and gums as it is for other parts of your body. If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to stop the practice, it’s clear that you value your health and want to lower your risk for all issues caused by smoking, chewing, or vaping. Many smokers do not kick the habit the first time. But there’s hope! According to the CDC, there are now more former smokers than current users. Each of those former smokers was once right where you are. Keep trying! Sometimes a little help can make all the difference for your smile in San Antonio. Call William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 210-493-3040 to schedule your checkup.