Simple Tips to Improve Your At-Home Dental Routine
- Posted on: Jul 31 2014
The dentists at Wylie Dental Care can never underestimate the importance of visiting our office regularly for professional teeth cleanings and examinations. Taking the time to do so will protect your smile from gum disease and other preventable dental health conditions. Additionally, professional screenings will allow your dentist to detect issues with your jaw, bones or even detect oral cancer risks early. However, dentists can’t keep your smile perfect all by themselves. At-home care is important for maintaining a beautiful smile and healthy gums.
Maintaining good oral hygiene at home does not take a lot of time or effort. It is not expensive and can prevent costly, time intensive dental treatments down the road. In order to avoid extra dental treatments, discomfort and even bills in the future it is important to take good care of your teeth at home, every day.
Brush thoroughly, at least twice a day, with fluoride toothpaste. For added benefit brush after every meal.
Floss at least once a day, twice a day if you’re able.
Rinse with a fluoride mouth rinse daily.
Limit sugar intake, especially drinks high in acid and sugar such as sodas.
Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months.
You should also be sure to visit Wylie Dental Care as soon as you notice any symptoms of a dental condition. The key to a quick and pain free dental treatment is early detection. If you develop difficulty chewing, swallowing or any pain in your teeth or jaw it is important to visit the dentist right away. Addition signs of dental concerns that may require attention are extreme sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages, bleeding gums or chronic bad breath.
With proper preventative care at home, and regular professional cleanings and screenings, you’ll spend less time and money in the dental office. Contact Wylie Dental Care to schedule your next appointment today.