June 23, 2018

Men are less likely to visit a dentist in Saratoga Springs, NY than women, and common reasons given include that they are too busy to go or are simply afraid something bad will be discovered. This year, Men’s Health Week is between June 11th and June 17th, the latter date being Father’s Day. Take care of yourself, so you can be there for your family. There are many ways a dental professional like dentist, Dr. Mark Moskowitz can help you maintain better oral health and overall health.

Demonstrate Proper Brushing and Flossing Techniques

One look at your smile and a dentist will be able to tell how often you really brush and floss your teeth. However, your dentist can also tell you if you brush the right way. You should hold your toothbrush at a small angle and brush using light back-and-forth motions. It does not take a lot of pressure to remove bacteria, and you should utilize a soft-bristled brush.

You should floss at least once a day to remove plaque caught between teeth you cannot reach with a toothbrush. Flossing before brushing also allows the fluoride from the toothpaste to evenly coat the entire tooth. Small pointers like these help you maintain your teeth better at home, and a trip to a dental office once every six months helps tremendously.

Locate Problems Early

Another reason why every man should see a dentist twice a year is it allows a professional to pinpoint problem areas before they worsen. For instance, gum disease is easy to manage in early stages. However, when it escalates, you may have to undergo surgery to treat the problem. Many men do not get dental check-ups often because their smiles feel fine. Even if everything feels all right, it pays off to get a professional opinion.

Call at Your Convenience

Dr. Mark Moskowitz is a father himself, so he understands the importance of taking care of your teeth later in life. This Father’s Day, you can give your family the present of a clean bill of health at Springs Dental. Call our office at  (518) 633-4446 with any questions or schedule an appointment online. Contact us today!



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