by Amber Mabe
The new year is here, and if you are like most people you have probably been thinking of ways to be your best self in 2019. Perhaps you have considered gym memberships, researched healthy eating plans, or aspired towards educational advancement or specific career goals. But have you given any thought to your teeth? Dental health can play a large part in your overall health. Dr. Jesse A Grimm, DDS and his team have been hard at work preparing to help patients take good care of their teeth in the year to come.
The dental care team at Jesse A Grimm, DDS gather together quarterly for special training in health and safety techniques, as well as introducing new technologies for efficiency and patient comfort. These new advancements include products like the Dentalvibe, which uses vibrations to take the first sting out of injections, and the Anutra system, which buffers the second pain of injections by balancing the pH of the anesthetic to match the body. “We are always focused on patient comfort as far as making sure we have the technologies that make their treatment as easy as possible,” says Dr. Grimm, “we are using newer materials that are going to be the most long lasting for them.” In addition to their monthly training sessions, Dr. Grimm and his team meet every morning before opening the office. He says that just like a football team needs to huddle before every play, it is important to make sure that all members of his team are on the same page and ready to meet the specific needs of each patient for that day. These are just a few of the things that Dr. Grimm and his team do to raise the bar in patient care and comfort.
So what should you do to get your smile off to the right start in 2019? Dr. Grimm recommends dental exams every six months, in addition to regular cleanings. These check-ups are vital to maintaining good dental health, as they allow the dentist to identify potential problems before they become severe issues. Patients should avoid the temptation to wait until there is a problem to go see the dentist. “95% of what happens in your mouth is up to you, because you live with it,” says Dr. Grimm, “So the key is maintenance. Like any expensive piece of equipment you have, you want to maintain it so it will last.” Conditions like tooth decay, periodontal disease, or even cancers can be caught early during preventative exams, and the treatments will be less invasive and less costly than they would have been with a delayed diagnosis. Dr. Grimm says one of his main goals is to educate patients on how to best care for their dental health, and to give them the information and options they need to make the wisest decisions for their individual needs.
Learning to take care of your teeth is not something limited just to adults. Dr. Grimm says that patients as young as one year old should begin coming to the dentist in order to become familiar with the experience, and to learn early on how to best care for their teeth. “You don’t want your child’s first visit to be some type of emergency,” he says. He hopes to give children a positive experience with dental care, rather than letting it become something to be feared or avoided. By establishing a good dental care routine with your child early on, you can gain education for both you and your child and establish good habits that will last a lifetime.
With their superior patient-centered care, and the affordable treatment plans they offer, there is no good reason not to give Dr. Grimm and his team a call to schedule an appointment and get a head start on your dental care for the year. Dr. Grimm is currently accepting new patients, so call the office at 336.996.7770 to schedule your appointment or visit their website, jagdds.com, to learn more. “We are always happy to see new faces and be able to educate more people and help as many people in our community as we can as we grow.”