SOURCE: Kevin E. Hardy DDS
CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - Oct 22, 2012) - According to a recent article from The Washington Times, many Americans still struggle to maintain proper dental health. With tooth decay on the rise, especially among lower-income families, it is increasingly important for the public to take precautionary measures to avoid expensive dental work in the future. Kevin E. Hardy DDS is a respected dentist with years of education and service; he offers a few tips to help individuals protect their teeth and enjoy the benefits of strong oral health.
The Washington Times notes that consistent dental care is essential to enhancing oral health. In order to achieve better teeth, the article urges individuals to seek out regular dentist appointments for check-ups, along with the standard routine brushing and flossing to prevent plaque build-up and tooth decay. Among these tips, Kevin E. Hardy DDS suggests that visiting the dentist is one of the most important. Hardy states, "A vigilant and comprehensive oral health regimen begins with regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist and hygienist. Serious dental issues can arise in a matter of months and frequent exams and cleanings can spot if something is amiss."
While the above tips are commonly recognized, the article also includes a few suggestions that are not as well known. For instance, people should avoid sudden temperature changes in food; quickly transitioning from hot to cold temperatures in the mouth, as this can lead to enamel damage and increased sensitivity. To enrich dental health, individuals are instructed to consume more foods that are rich in vitamins A and D.
Kevin E. Hardy DDS adds to these suggestions by highlighting the importance of balancing pH levels in the mouth. He explains, "In your mouth, pH levels drop to tooth-destroying conditions after meals. Even if you cannot brush, it helps to rinse with water to help the mouth return to a more neutralized level which protects your teeth from developing cavities."
While many problems can be avoided with regular and thorough dental care, the article observes, "Nowadays with the advancement of technology it has become possible for you to get dental treatment that is painless. So there is no need for you to fear the dentist." Following a similar sentiment, Kevin E. Hardy DDS strives to provide his patients with the most comfortable dentistry procedures available.
Kevin E. Hardy DDS is a general dentist focused on the care of pediatric patients and the area of natural dentistry. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Notre Dame, Kevin earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. While working towards his dentistry degree, Kevin simultaneously earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Kevin E. Hardy DDS endeavors to help patients realize a lifetime of oral health through the practice of good dental habits.