Important Dental Numbers And Periodontal Charting

When it comes to your dental care, it’s important to know a few key numbers that will help guide you to dental health. Numbers help track many things in life. Do you track your steps with a stepper that you wear around your wrist? Do you set your alarm in the morning taking into consideration the number of minutes it will take you to get to work? We depend on numbers in almost every area of our lives.

Here are a few dental numbers that are important to remember.

  •  ONE- Flossing your teeth one time a day is important if you want to maintain your dental health and prevent future problems with your teeth or mouth.
  • TWO-Brushing your teeth twice a day is important. Brushing your teeth helps remove plaque to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Make sure to consult with Gardner & Swanner to ensure you are using the best toothbrush considering all of your dental needs.
  • THREE-Changing your toothbrush every three months is a good idea. Using a toothbrush that is old and worn out will not give you the results you need to get an effective job done of brushing.

Other numbers important to your dentist regarding your dental health have to do with periodontal charts. Have you heard your dentist or hygienist calling out numbers while examining your teeth? Your dental professionals are evaluating your gums using a painless test called a periodontal chart. You will receive a number ranging from one to six depending on the health of your gums.

Be sure to book your appointment with Gardner & Swanner, so you can be on the road to total dental health.

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