At Thanksgiving, we all take time to reflect on what’s truly important to us- family, friends, and our health. While you’re reflecting, you should take a moment to be thankful for the excellent state of modern dentistry and our overall oral health!
3 Things to Be Thankful for in Modern Dentistry
- Qualified Dentists & Hygienists.
Our Team at Cottonwood Dental Group is constantly attending the most up to date ADA conferences, participating in the most current seminars on technological advancements to keep our services and tools up to date with modern dentistry. It is important to trust your dentist – and we are happy to be your trusted Highlands Ranch Dentists!
2. Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
The pilgrims, were not known for amazing oral health, we can all agree on that. They had to “improvise” on what they used as their “toothbrush” – often time they used: twigs, animal bones or hair to clean their teeth – ICK! Additionally, it’s believed that pilgrims used a salty mixture as toothpaste to clean the grime off their teeth. These primitive teeth cleaning methods were not very effective, as many suffered tooth decay and tooth loss. Toothbrushes are constantly being redesigned in our modern day, as dentistry progresses. As well as the vast varieties of toothpaste that can cater to your specific oral hygiene needs like plaque or tartar build up, or whitening! An electric toothbrush and a great toothpaste suited for your needs are great methods to keep your dental hygiene up to par! REMEMBER that it is key to keep up to date on your dental exams and maintain routine visits, no matter how great your teeth-brushing routines may be!
3. FLOSS! (We Told You So)
Dental floss has been around since “ancient” times, these original and primitive versions do not have the sleek and delightfully minty flavor that you may enjoy now! The floss of today functions far better and is much safer. Use of floss wasn’t widely acknowledged as advantageous until 1819 when New Orleans dentist Levi Spear Parmly published a book called A Practical Guide to the Management of Teeth. He recommended that people floss with waxed silk thread “to dislodge that irritating matter which no brush can remove, and which is the real source of disease.” Now you know, we always want you to floss more! So remember – DON’T FORGET TO FLOSS! We thank you for it!
We are also Thankful For you, our wonderful patients – who we are proud to take care of!
Happy Holidays From Your Team At Cottonwood Dental Group