L is for Looks

Do you wonder what people see when they first look at you? Most studies show it’s your smile.  Whether we like it or not, most of the time we are judged by our appearance.

According to a a recent perception study conducted by Kelton Research, “many Americans say teeth are a standout feature when it comes to what they notice and recall when first meeting someone. About two-thirds of Americans are more likely to remember attractive features than those they find to be unpleasant.”

And what about getting that date? Nearly 2 out of 5 Americans would not consider a second date with someone with crooked teeth.

People with straight teeth and an attractive smile are perceived as happier, healthier and even more honest and trustworthy.

Knowing this, isn’t it time you gave us a call at Brogdon Dental and let us help you get the smile that you need to succeed!

 

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K is for Kindness

Many people take their teeth for granted, especially when we’re younger. We think we will always have our teeth and don’t think much about them, until they start to hurt.  Then they get our attention! But we should be treating our teeth with kindness at an early age.  One way to be kind to our teeth is by how we brush.

Experts recommend brushing your teeth in little circles, going around until you have covered every surface of every tooth. You also need to brush up and down, rather than side to side.  You will also need to keep your teeth clean in between each tooth by flossing.  This is recommend once daily.  This helps remove particles that can get stuck between your teeth after eating.

You will need a soft toothbrush and use fluoride toothpaste, brushing at least twice a day and especially before bedtime.

Make your appointment to see us at Brogdon Dental for your semi annual teeth cleaning to keep your teeth in top shape.

Be kind to your teeth now and they will be with you for a long time!

 

J is for Jaw

Your jaw or jawbone is technically called a mandible. It connects to your skull at a pair of joints commonly know as TMJ’s. Located just in front of your ears, they allow you to open and close your mouth.

Your jaw holds your teeth and gums.  Like any bone, you can knock your jaw out of place or even break it. A hit to the jaw can cause bruising, swelling, pain or even loose or knocked out teeth.

Other issues that cause jaw pain include a toothache usually because of a cavity,  cracked or sensitive teeth, and gum disease which can damage your jawbone.

If you are experiencing any of these problems, call Dr Brogdon right away.  Until you can see us, continue to rinse your mouth with warm water and floss around the tooth that hurts.

 

Why Dental Cleanings are Essential

Do you ever wonder why your dentist recommends you come back to see them every six months? Not only to we enjoy seeing you, but regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums.  It’s also up to you to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy between those visits. Plaque and tartar can build up in a very short time if good oral hygiene is not practiced. If not treated, plaque can lead to gum disease.

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After your dental exam we will perform a dental cleaning which consist of:

  • Checking the cleanliness of your teeth and gums
  • Removing any plaque and tartar
  • Polishing your teeth
  • Flossing between your teeth
  • Reviewing recommended brushing and flossing techniques

Once we are finished with your cleaning, we’ll tell you more about the health of your teeth and gums and make any recommendations we feel is warranted.  Remember, by seeing our staff at Brogdon Dental on a routine basis (at least every 6 months) and following our recommendations of good, daily oral hygiene practices, you can be sure that you will keep your teeth and gums healthy. And isn’t that what it’s all about?

 

 

 

 

Give Yourself a Gift this Season – A New Smile

Why not give yourself a gift this year, the gift of a new smile!  Six Month Smiles can offer you a new smile in as little as six months.

Are you ashamed to talk or smile in public because of your crooked teeth? As an adult, do you worry about spending years on wire braces to straighten your teeth?  Are you concerned about the long-range cost involved with braces?

Then consider Six Months Smiles.  The costs are not as much as you might think and changes take place in 5 to 7 months.

Watch this informative video and give us a call at Brogdon Dental at 870-5698 to see if you are a candidate for the Six Month Smile system.  We will ask you some simple questions and if you qualify, can get you started on your way to a new you in the new year!