NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/25/13 -- Dr. Konstantine Trichas, a cosmetic dentist in New York, is taking National Dental Hygiene Month as an opportunity to remind people of the importance of practicing good dental habits to avoid the dangers of decay, gum disease, and even life-threatening health conditions. To put this in perspective, the National Cancer Institute has announced in 2013 over 20,0000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer and around 5,000 will die from the disease. Dr. Trichas believes these numbers are proof that proper dental care and regular check-ups are as important now as ever before.
In his blog post entitled "Recognizing National Dental Hygiene Month," Dr. Trichas emphasizes the need for routine dental care and evaluation to stop signs of oral problems before they worsen. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 81% of oral cancers can be treated if found in the early stages. Since early detection is key, Dr. Trichas thoroughly examines patients during each dental visit, looking for underlying problems, no matter how small. Whether a patient visits his New York dentistry practice for a check-up, cosmetic dentistry or more advanced care, Dr. Trichas always stresses health before aesthetics.
To help his patients achieve a healthy mouth, Dr. Trichas recommends certain preventive measures to take. Above all else, he tells patients they should brush and floss every day, as this can effectively remove plaque and bacteria which cause tooth decay. Another healthy tip he offers is to attend routine dental exams and cleanings every six months. Dr. Trichas mentions dentists can often detect problems while they're still minor, which can reduce the risk of developing more serious problems in the future. In addition to the benefits regular dental exams can have for your teeth and gums, Dr. Trichas says these routine exams can also include oral cancer screenings, which are quick and painless procedures. He advises oral cancer screenings to be done at least once a year and twice annually for those who smoke or use other tobacco products.
In addition to his helpful tips for achieving optimal dental health, Dr. Trichas recommends that people looking to enhance the appearance of their teeth go to a dentist who holds membership in the AACD, as this accreditation indicates a high level of aesthetic dental expertise. He believes if people continue to practice good habits and do not miss check-ups, they can reduce serious risks to the health and appearance of their teeth and gums -- not to mention risks to their overall health.
According to Dr. Trichas, a healthy, beautiful smile is a luxury from which every person can benefit!
About Konstantine Trichas, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Konstantine Trichas graduated from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and went on to complete a residency at Muhlenberg Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He earned a fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry and is a member of the AACD, where he has participated in advanced educational courses to further progress his dental expertise. In addition, Dr. Trichas is part of a small number of dental professionals who hold a U.S. patent in Dental Impression Technology. He is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. Trichas and Upper East Side Dental Arts, visit uppereastsidedentalarts.com and facebook.com/UpperEastSideDentalArts.
To view the original source of the press release, click here: http://www.uppereastsidedentalarts.com/preventive-care/new-york-cosmetic-dentist-shares-healthy-tips-for-national-dental-hygiene-month/
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