What do most people expect from their dental care?
In a recent poll of 100,000 people, respondents were asked “What is your biggest dental concern?” 58% said that they were most concerned about Cavities and Gum Disease. When asked want they wanted most to achieve with their dental care, 76% said they wanted Healthy Gums and Teeth for Life.
The vast majority of people polled want a healthy mouth now and for life. So what does that really mean? How close are you to healthy teeth and gums for life?
The Guidelines Below describe excellent oral health:
- No painful or sensitive teeth.
- No tooth cavities (decay).
- No fractured, broken or missing teeth.
- No broken-down, leaking or discolored fillings or restorations.
HEALTHY JAW / BITE / MOUTH
- No mis-aligned or crooked teeth and a bite that meets correctly (no
- No tooth crowding or overlap.
- No missing teeth or gaps.
- No clenching or grinding teeth during the day or at night.
- No jaw pain or sensitivity and no restricted jaw movement.
- No unusual growths or sores in you mouth.
- No plaque or tartar build-up on your teeth or under your gums.
- No gum infections, pain or swelling.
- Firm, pink gum tissue.
- No bleeding when you brush and floss (Gum pockets of 3mm or less).
- No continuing gum recession.
- Freedom from bad breath.
- Straight and uniform white teeth.
- Healthy-looking, happy, confident smile.
- No broken, ragged or chipped teeth.
- Freedom from discolored teeth or other aesthetic concerns that can
contribute to low self-esteem.
- Brush 2x daily and floss 1x daily.
- Freedom from the fear or anxiety preventing the dental care you
- Regular profession dental care to maintain healthy teeth and gums for life.