As Millennials approach adult life here in the early part of the 21st century they are a generation that has more opportunity, technology and convenience than any generation prior to them. They will become the largest population of all living generations and will control economies and democracies of the future. They own the future basically but despite all of those positives one negative seems to loom over the Millennial generation that needs attention. Studies show that the oral hygiene habits of this dominant and privileged generation appear to be poor and they need some professional guidance like that which can be found with a qualified team of pros at the Implantation Dental Center in Plantation, Florida.
According to a recent study that included two thousand Millennials uncovered that on 3 in 10 of the generation only brush 1 time per day and some of them were found to have not brushed in over 2 days. The participants in the study also revealed that even though fifty six percent of them had serious concerns about losing teeth at an older age over fifty percent of them also had a fear of seeing a dentist. This is a major red flag for this generation because the importance of regular visits to a dentists are one of the key elements in prevention of oral disease, tooth loss and other dental problems. There is a challenge present that parents, Millennials and dental professionals must tackle before these poor or lack of good oral hygiene habits becomes epidemic.
As simple as it may be to fix, the bad habits can be very costly for this generation down the road if ignored. Brushing twice a day with toothpaste that contains fluoride in addition to flossing at least once a day is what is required to keep your mouth healthy according to the American Dental Association (ADA). These simple hygiene habits are the best way to ensure that you are removing plaque buildup on your teeth as well as getting rid of food particle buildup and bad bacteria that ends up causing gum disease, tooth decay and other problems with your gums and teeth. By brushing your teeth a couple of times a day and flossing regularly you can vastly improve your oral hygiene and prevent any of these unwanted conditions from occurring. Getting the Millennials into the oral hygiene habits will help them to make sure they keep their natural teeth throughout their lifetime as well prevent a whole lot of discomfort and unwanted trips to the dentist for treatments that could have been prevented with proper oral hygiene practices that began early in the patients of this generation’s life.
The second part of the problem with Millennials, fear of going to the dentist, also needs to be addressed. Regular visits to the dentist for cleaning and check ups are essential to good oral health. Brushing and flossing on a regular daily basis are very important but it does not totally remove harmful particles, bacteria and plaque build up that occurs on a normal basis. So having professionals like those at the Implantation Dental Center perform a routine check up and cleaning is the only way to insure the patient 100% that their oral hygiene and health is being addressed.
Having a professional give you a complete check up and personal cleaning is also very important to make certain that you are not at risk of oral disease or cancer, which are not very common but it takes a professional to detect the possibility or presence of these problems which lead to tooth loss. As bad as a visit to the dentist may seem to a millennial, tooth loss and serious disease are much worse. All the more reason this generation must understand that they need to see their dentist now and more often.
Dr. Hervas and his team at Implantation Dental Center are proud to be ahead of the curve, among the nation’s leading prosthodontists. To schedule your consultation, call today at 954-476-0770.