Dentist Office in Raytown and Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Recognizing atypical aspects of your oral health is vital to individuals wishing to maintain optimal oral health. Bad breath is not uncommon when you eat certain foods or when you wake up in the morning. Bad breath becomes what is known as halitosis when regular brushing and flossing does not eliminate the odor. Fortunately, halitosis is quite treatable in most circumstances under the care of a general dentist.
The vision of Robert M. Davis, DDS is to help his patients obtain a healthy, esthetically pleasing patients.
Why We Still Need To Floss
It’s the question 95% of the population dreads hearing in anticipation of their dental visit, have you been flossing? Most people either flat out lie or exaggerate the truth extravagantly. The truth is most people don’t floss and never will, but this does not mean it isn’t important.
Root Canal Defamation
“I’d rather get a root canal than go to the Opera or Theater again.”---Bob Davis Sr. Growing up it seemed root canals were always analogized with the worst possible things in life. I had no clue what a root canal was, but I learned it must be a pretty painful and awful procedure. I was wrong.
Beneficial Foods For Optimal Oral Health
Findings in a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) suggest many foods have positive effects on oral health. Below is a list of the some of these pro-dental health munchables:
For years I have had a patient in our practice who admits to only brushing his teeth twice a year, the two days he comes in to get his teeth cleaned in our office. Although this particular patient, who claims chewing tobacco keeps him cavity free, has a mouth that remains relatively healthy, most people who fail to properly care for their teeth do not fare so well. Failure to brush twice a day, floss at least once a day, and maintain a healthy diet, typically has devastating effects on the teeth and surrounding tissues.