Overall Health

Dr. Romaine with patientGeneral Dental Health

We take a lot of care to educate our patients and children in the local community on how to take care of their teeth and gums so as to help them achieve healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime. Start by remembering the # 2:

  • Brush your teeth at least 2 x per day for 2 minutes with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss 2 x per day
  • Visit your dentist at least 2 x a year for a cleaning & check-up

Also, replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth.

Clean between teeth daily with floss. Decay-causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles stuck in between your teeth.

Eat a well-balanced diet (we tell kids to think of the colors of the rainbows for healthy fruits and veggies) and limit between-meal snacks.

And don't forget to visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams which will help identify and decay starting, gum disease, oral cancer screening and much more.

Relationship to Systemic Health

Poor Oral Health has been associated with a variety of medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and adverse outcomes of pregnancy such as premature labor and low birth weight babies. Untreated oral disease can also affect the ability to eat, sleep, and function, and have a negative impact on employability.

Dental decay has been identified as the most common childhood disease and is most prevalent among kids in low-income families. At Dr. Diane Romaine and associates, we want to make sure all children get a head start on good oral hygiene habits.

We also work with fearful patients of all ages to help our patients achieve healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.



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