Good oral hygiene practices are essential to maintain healthy teeth and gums and a winning smile. Listed below are the three best practices that can help you maintain good oral health.
One of the most important things for oral health is a regular brushing routine. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to clean your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once each day. This will keep your mouth clean and healthy between visits to our office.
Also, don’t forget to make time for flossing. Your teeth need that extra cleaning power that only flossing can provide. Although brushing gets the bulk of plaque out of your teeth, some sneaky food particles can hide away in the spaces between your teeth where only floss can reach them. These food particles contribute to tooth decay, so it’s important to remove as much debris as you can with your daily flossing sessions. For a thorough clean, floss at least once a day. You can use a traditional string or tape floss or a water flosser to reach these tricky spots.
One of the best things you can do to keep your smile healthy is to eat a balanced diet and avoid junk foods. This includes limiting your intake of sugary drinks like soda and fruit juice and eating plenty of fruits and veggies every day. It is also important to drink plenty of water in between.
On average, you should visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and exam. However, some people may need to come in more often if they have a history of oral health problems or poor at-home care routines. When you meet with your dentist, they will review your health history and talk to you about your current hygiene habits. From there, they can recommend an appropriate follow-up schedule for you and help you stay on track with routine professional cleanings. It also gives your dentist a chance to spot early signs of any health issues and give treatment as soon as possible. For example, gum disease is treatable if caught early on, but if it is allowed to advance, it can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems. Visiting the dentist regularly can help prevent that from happening.
Additionally, during an exam, your dentist will use special tools to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. This allows him the chance to catch any potential problems while they are still small and easy to treat. Early detection is key to preventing serious issues further down the line. Routine exams can also help address any other concerns you may have about your oral health. This includes cosmetic issues as well as any functional complications you may be experiencing.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Doubletake Dental, call (801) 225-1002 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 163 N 400 W St A1, Orem, UT, 84057.
163 N 400 W St A1,
Orem, UT 84057
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Phone: (801) 225-1002