Why making these oral hygiene mistakes could cost you—tips from an expert


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Dr. Bailey Crow with StoneCreek Dental Care. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Let’s be honest, we tend to bend the tooth a little bit when it comes to convos with our dentist. But, not keeping up with your oral hygiene could have severe effects on your health. StoneCreek Dental Care’s Dr. Bailey Crow gave us the scoop on what mistakes we’re making and why they could be detrimental.

Are you really flossing twice a day and taking care of your oral hygiene?

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No HGTV re-runs at this dentist office, unless that’s what you want to see. StoneCreek Dental Care equips dentists and patients with the best tech. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Put a finger down for every one of the statements you believe:

  • You only need to go to the dentist’s for emergencies.
  • Flossing really isn’t necessary.
  • Oral health has nothing to do with the rest of your body.

If you have any of your fingers down right now, it’s time to make an appointment ASAP. Dr. Crow emphasizes if you neglect your oral health, you’re putting yourself at risk for a lot of other diseases.

“Oral hygiene is extremely important not only for the health of your mouth, but also for the rest of your body. Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing and flossing twice a day are simple practices to prevent systemic issues that could occur in your body, such as heart disease.”

Dr. Bailey Crow, StoneCreek Dental Care

Now, it’s especially important to make health a top priority, that starts with your oral hygiene

In the year when germs are scarier than ever before, why would you put yourself at further risk? The last thing any of us need is another unexpected occurrence.

“Especially during the time of this pandemic, it’s very important you keep yourself as healthy and clean as you can. We’re a field that’s always made infection control our first priority.

Moving forward, I think everyone’s going to be aware of their health and your oral health is definitely at the top of that list. It’s the start to preventing any sort of illness or disease.”

Dr. Bailey Crow, StoneCreek Dental Care

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that a curveball can always be right around the corner. Let’s make sure we’re taking the right steps to ensure oral health is one worry left off the table. An hour visit once every six months for some peace of mind? Sounds like a fair deal.

“During this time of the pandemic, it is very important to maintain good health as much as possible. That includes our oral health. Too often oral health is not considered to be part of our overall health.  

The mouth is the entry to the entire body. So, it should be a priority to continue to maintain your oral health by keeping your regular six-month dental exams and cleanings.  Also, as healthcare professionals, we are doing everything, as we always have, to maintain a safe environment for our patients, as well as our staff.”

 Kim Winchester, Hygiene Manager, StoneCreek Dental Care

Have we convinced you? Here’s why else you should meet the StoneCreek Dental Care team

In addition to staying healthy, a visit with StoneCreek Dental means quality care. Dr. Crow joined Dr. Barnes and Dr. Beasley’s practice around five years ago. Since coming on to the team, she’s seen it expand to locations like Hoover and Birmingham.

Dr. Crow is also impressed with the range in services StoneCreek Dental Care provides and state-of-the-art technology. No matter how big they grow, Dr. Crow says communication is always consistent. She knows Dr. Barnes and Dr. Beasley will pick up the phone at any time for advice or questions.

The same applies to you as a patient. When you book an appointment at StoneCreek Dental Care address any concerns you have with the utmost care and education.

“Since each office is in its own area and comes with a different group of patients, it’s nice to be able to do what’s best for that particular demographic. The services we offer across locations aren’t a formula. Here, we focus on what we’re comfortable with and what our Morris patients really need.”

Dr. Bailey Crow, StoneCreek Dental Care

Don’t wait until it’s an emergency, oral hygiene should be a top priority! Book your appointment today.

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