We have experienced a year like no other, and for many, dental health has taken its toll. Increased instances of tooth decay caused by face coverings and masks, pandemic related bruxism caused by stress grinding and delay in routine dental care has caused increased instances of more extensive dental work. It’s time to put dental care at the top of the new year’s resolution list. Check out our top dental health resolutions for improved oral hygiene.
Out with the Old, In with the New
Stock up on new toothbrushes in the new year. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing toothbrushes every three to four months or more often if toothbrush bristles are visibly matted or frayed. Consider trying new dental hygiene tools to improve your daily dental care routine, by using a water flosser or remembering to carry a travel toothbrush or toothpaste when on the go.
Get Back Into a Regular Dental Checkup Routine
Routine dental check-ups should be at the top of the resolution list this year. Dental issues are on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many patients who had their regular dental care appointments delayed beginning in March 2020, are now experiencing increased oral health issues including cavities, tooth decay and periodontitis. Cavities and gum disease are a leading cause of weakened tooth structure and tooth loss. In June 2020, the ADA estimated dental spending for 2020 would be down by 38% when compared to 2019 and would decline an additional 20% into 2021. We urge patients who have postponed their regular oral health checkups and cleanings to contact us at (1) 855-4-NO-FEARS or request a dental appointment online for fast, convenient dentistry services tailored to your individual dental needs.
Restore or Replace Missing or Damaged Teeth
Patient comfort and appointment convenience is our top priority at Three Rivers Dental Group. When missing or damaged teeth are left untreated, the risks and consequences of dental issues can be dangerous. Don’t compromise your health or a healthy smile. If you’ve delayed regular dental care or have experienced oral trauma, infection or have lost teeth due to age, your mouth needs attention. From crowns to bridges, dentures or dental implants, we offer several dental solutions for lasting smiles and offer same day appointments.
Make a resolution this new year to improve your dental care routine and commit to the health and longevity of your smile. Contact Three Rivers Dental Group by calling (1) 855-4-NO-FEARS or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located throughout the Pittsburgh area in Greentree, Cranberry, Greensburg, and Jennerstown.