Preventative Dental Care
We are committed to helping you maintain a healthy, confident smile for your entire life. You only have one set of natural teeth, so it pays to do everything you can to protect them and keep them healthy. Here are some important preventative dental care measures you can use to keep your teeth and mouth healthy.
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- Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss your teeth at least once a day. (If you can, do both after every meal.)
- Have your teeth checked and cleaned at least every six months by your dentist/dental hygienist. (Every three months if you have periodontal disease.)
- Don’t put off addressing any pain or discomfort involving your teeth or gums. The longer you delay in having a dental professional treat your problem, the worse it will get.
- Avoid consuming in excess foods and beverages that are high in sugar, such as candy and soda. They are both major contributors to tooth decay.
- Avoid “grazing “on even healthy foods. Eating constantly throughout the day can increase the likelihood of getting cavities.
- Change your toothbrush/toothbrush head (for powered toothbrushes) at least once every three months.
- Avoid chewing on things that could be damaging to your teeth, such as ice, pens and other hard plastic- or metal-based items.
- Wear a mouth guard if you participate in contact sports.
- Calcium keeps teeth strong, so keep your calcium level at an acceptable daily level by drinking milk, eating foods with high calcium content (such as cheese and yogurt) or taking calcium supplements.
- Be sure to use toothpaste with fluoride in it.
Your smile says a lot about who you are. Having a bright, attractive smile conveys confidence and self worth. It makes you look and feel younger and more confident, to yourself and those around you. The best way to keep an appealing smile is to properly maintain the one you already have.