Looking for information or helpful tips about your dental health? Look no further than your dentist’s chair. Your doctor can provide you with a wealth of information, including the latest research. Patient education is a critical part of your doctor’s role in improved dental health. There are quite a few things your dentist wishes you knew. Read on to see the top picks of Dr. James Lesinski, our experienced dentist in Amherst, NY.

Dental Health and More!

  1. Your dentist can tell if you start flossing right before your appointment. Starting a vigorous flossing routine does not help your gums; it can hurt them. Daily flossing with proper technique is the only way to go.
  2. Prescription medications can hamper oral health. Many of them create a symptom known as dry mouth which reduces saliva production and can lead to tooth decay.
  3. Your dentist’s experience is wider than you think. From oral cancer to gum recession, we offer total mouth care.
  4. Tooth pain and/or bleeding gums are never normal. They are always indicators of decay or gum disease and should be checked out by your dentist, even if the symptoms subside.
  5. Flossing regularly is good for more than your dental health. Gum disease has been linked to systemic illnesses, including stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. It also creates chronic inflammation.
  6. Brush after each meal but wait an hour. Brushing immediately after consuming acidic foods or drinks can soften your enamel.
  7.  Toothpaste is more effective the longer it stays in contact with your teeth. For best results, spit out the foam after brushing but wait minutes to a half hour to rinse.
  8. Over the counter tooth whitening agents can cause tooth sensitivity and uneven results. Check with your dentist before using them.
  9. The bacteria that cause gum disease can be transferred via shared utensils, kissing, etc. Not only can you give your partner bad bacteria, you can transfer it to your children as well.
  10. Never cancel a visit to the dentist because you are embarrassed about the state of your teeth or the fact that you have a fear of dentistry. Your dentist is invested in improving your dental health, not passing judgment.

For high quality health care and patient information from a dentist in Amherst, NY, schedule a visit to Dr. James Lesinski. We can help you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile!