The necessity of fluoride in routine dental care has often been subject to a mixed message in the media. Questions abound about adding this mineral to drinking water, ascertaining its safety, and determining whether dental patients need to receive fluoride treatments. The answers to these speculations are positive. Fluoride is a very safe and necessary…
Guide To Routine Dental Care
Just how important is routine dental care? Extremely important. Our mouths play an important role in our overall health, which makes it essential for everyone to do everything they can to make sure that their oral health is in tip top shape. Taking good care of your mouth is not only beneficial to your overall health, it is also necessary for a confident smile. When you take proper care of your mouth, your gums will be pink and healthy, your teeth will feel clean and smooth and you will not have to worry about your breath offending anyone.
As long as you follow the basic guidelines, you can create any routine for your dental care that works for you!
Guide to routine dental care
Everyone knows that routine dental care is important. But not everyone knows exactly what to do in order to make sure that they are indeed getting the regular dental care they need to support their good oral health.
Every day dental care.
- Everyone should gently brush their teeth at least twice a day for about two minutes. Be sure to wait at least 30 minutes after eating before brushing, especially after eating any acidic foods, like oranges.
- Everyone should floss their teeth once or twice a day to remove any food particles that can cause bacteria to grow.
- Everyone should clean their tongue a few times a week. This can easily be done with a toothbrush or a tongue scraper.
Dental care every six months.
- Everyone should see a dentist every *six months for a professional dental examination. This should include an oral evaluation, X-rays and a thorough tooth cleaning. It may include the dentist applying a fluoride solution to help prevent tooth decay and/or a sealant to help prevent cavities.
*Sometimes a dentist will agree to see a patient once a year if their oral health is at 100%. Sometimes a dentist will need to see a patient every three months if they need to improve their oral health.
- This is a great time to ask the dentist any and all questions regarding good oral care.
Be proactive with your dental care!
We encourage all of our patients to contact us at any time with their dental care questions. If you have any questions about routine dental care we would love to answer them for you. If you are someone who feels that you simply do not have the time to go see a dentist, we ask that you call us with your needs so that we can see what we can do for you. We do our best to accommodate all of our patients' because we care. We know what can happen when someone is not able to make it to the dentist on a regular basis, which is another reason why we do our best to accommodate all of our patients.
If you ready to make your routine six month appointment, contact us now and we can schedule you in at a time that is convenient for you!
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