New Year Goals
The New Year is here and many of us may have made a resolution for 2016 to give something up or maybe add something in. We looked at New Year’s Resolutions and found the following resolutions in the list of the top five resolutions for 2015. The doctors at Hogan Family Dental want to help you attain these goals when it applies to your dental health.
- Enjoy life to the fullest
- Stay fit and healthy
- Spend less, save more
How We Can Help
Since Drs. Eric and Robin Hogan opened our practice almost ten years ago, we have found that everyone we meet wants to ENJOY LIFE TO THE FULLEST. Our patients want excellent systemic health and excellent dental health is a significant component of a person’s overall health.
We encourage you to consider making your dental health a priority this year by following just a few basics in order to STAY FIT AND HEALTHY because it applies to both your body and your mouth. First, brush two times daily. Regular brushing improves your oral health and also decreases your risks of dementia, stroke, heart disease, and respiratory diseases to name just a few.
Second, floss your teeth daily. Flossing daily has the same positive benefits as brushing and is the only way to effectively clean in between your teeth which reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease.
Third, see your dentist and hygienist two times a year for periodic check-ups and dental cleanings. With regular dental care you will be able to SPEND LESS (at the dentist) and SAVE MORE (by avoiding extensive dental procedures).
Every Dental Exam
Your local dental professionals take pride in helping you have the healthiest smile possible. At every dental exam appointment you can expect that your dentist to perform the following procedures:
- A thorough examination of the head/neck/mouth for oral cancer
- Evaluate your mouth for gum disease and cavities as well as look for yeast and fungal infections
- Evaluate your muscles, teeth and joints for signs of grinding (bruxism) and clenching and TMD
- Your blood pressure and pulse and will be taken and an appropriate follow up referral to your medical provider will be made if indicated
- A thorough review your medications to determine if any of your prescriptions can cause xerostomia (dry mouth) which frequently leads to an increased incidence of dental cavities
Regular Hygiene Appointments
If you are being seen at our office for a dental hygiene appointment, you can expect that your dental hygienist will perform the following procedures:
- Your teeth will be professionally cleaned (all soft and hard deposits will be removed).
- Dental radiographs will be taken and evaluated
- Oral hygiene recommendations will be made based on your personal clinical needs
- Fluoride will be professionally applied if needed or requested
Just like you, we are committed to your health throughout each and every year. We appreciate your interest in your oral health and look forward to making your next dental visit a positive experience. Call us at (406) 234 – 2926, email us or reach us through Facebook to schedule your next dental exam and hygiene appointment.