We help Florida residents simplify their busy lives by providing you with the best dental care possible. Christie Dental offers the most comprehensive, cutting-edge dental services available giving our patients access to our vast team of oral health professionals—including specialists whose collective expertise covers all of your dental needs.
- Oral Surgery
- Crown & Bridge
The best thing that you can do for your smile is to take care of it. Consistent and proper oral hygiene keeps your teeth and gums healthy. It makes your smile whiter, cleaner and prettier. It also improves your breath and is the best way to prevent major dental repair work.
- Root Canal Therapy
- Periodontal Disease
Poor oral hygiene can drastically affect your overall health. For example, recent studies have suggested a link between periodontal disease, which begins with gingivitis, and stroke risk. The American Diabetes Association states that gum disease potentially contributes to the progression of diabetes.
The Basics of Good Oral Hygiene
Consistent care for your teeth is important to have a healthy, beautiful smile that will last. Make sure that you regularly do the following:
- Brush your teeth properly twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Decay-causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Flossing removes plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
- Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
- Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
Symptoms of Gum DiseaseIf you notice any of the following signs of gum disease, you should see your local Christie Dental dentist immediately:
- Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth
- Red swollen or tender gums, or pus between your teeth and gums
- Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
- Bad breath that doesn't go away
- Loose teeth
- A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
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