Oral Hygiene Instruction
Your teeth are a pretty important part of your life. Just think about all of the things that you do that are vital to your happiness and health and depend upon healthy teeth. Easily speaking with loved ones, for example, requires that your teeth be strong and functional. So does eating a balanced diet in order to maintain your overall physical health. With that in mind, isn’t it a good idea to take good care of your teeth? At The Center for Implant and General Dentistry, we believe that our patients should take the best possible care of their teeth and their oral health. Not quite sure where to start? That’s okay! The tips and guidance below should help you ensure your teeth are clean and happy.
Brush and Floss
One of the most basic, and most important, parts of maintaining good oral health is brushing and flossing your teeth every day. In fact, you should floss and brush your teeth at least twice a day, when you wake up in the morning and before you go to sleep. Additionally, you should consider brushing your teeth after drinking sugary drinks or eating foods with a lot of sugar. This can help you avoid tooth decay and avoid the formation of cavities. Use a soft toothbrush and try to spend about two minutes gently brushing your teeth every time. In addition to brushing, flossing your teeth is an important part of keeping them clean! Flossing helps get rid of any food particles that stay behind after eating, which helps prevent the formation of bacteria and can even help give you a fresher breath.
Pay Attention to Your Mouth
In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth, consider brushing your tongue and the roof of your mouth, too. Even more importantly, however, you should keep an eye on your teeth, your gums, and your tongue. Make sure you know what they look like normally so that you can tell if they change suddenly. This is important! The last thing you want to do is to miss the signs that something is going on in your mouth because you never took the time to examine your teeth and mouth when they were healthy. You should contact us if you notice any changes, as they could be indications of a health issue.
Try a Mouthwash
Finally, you might consider adding a mouthwash to your daily teeth cleaning routine. A mouthwash can help your oral health in a variety of ways. Depending upon the specialty of a given mouthwash, they can help remove plaque, bacteria, or even give your teeth an extra dose of fluoride to help you avoid tooth decay.
Visit Us Today
One of the most important steps in any comprehensive oral care routine is a visit to our office! Visiting us regularly to make sure that any issues are caught quickly and are treated effectively is vital to your oral health.
For more information about how you should be caring for your teeth, give us a call today at [[[LCIENT:OfficePhone]]]! Our experienced staff is happy to help.