Dental Hygiene

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Your Oral Health

We believe in empowering you to take charge of your oral health and cultivate a radiant smile. Maintaining a healthy mouth goes beyond the routine brushing and flossing we all know – it’s about adopting effective habits that support your teeth and gums for the long run.

How should I care for my teeth?

The best way to remove decay-causing plaque is by brushing and cleaning between your teeth every day. Brushing removes plaque from the tooth surfaces. Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth, allowing you to reach all areas easily. Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride, which helps protect your teeth from decay. Cleaning between the teeth once a day with floss removes plaque from between the teeth where the toothbrush cannot reach. Click here to learn more about brushing & flossing.

Why do I need to see the dentist every six months?

Preventive care by way of frequent check-ups is your best guarantee of preserving the health of your teeth. Even if you have the best oral hygiene habits you may have a genetic predisposition to tooth decay. Early diagnosis of decay is the key to minimizing its effect and saving your teeth from needing root canals or from breaking.

How should I choose oral care products?

Make sure you choose products that carry the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance — an important symbol of a dental product’s safety and effectiveness. Oral care products that may carry the ADA Seal include toothpaste, manual and electric toothbrushes, floss and other interdental cleaning aids, mouth rinses and oral irrigators.

What is fluoride and does it really protect my teeth?

Fluoride is a natural mineral found throughout the earth’s crust and widely distributed in nature. Some foods and water supplies contain fluoride. It makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before the damage is even visible. It is the single best element used to prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease.

How does my diet affect my teeth?

A diet with nutritional well-balanced meals that is good for your general health is also good for your teeth and gums. All foods that contain sugar can contribute to tooth decay. If you chew gum, suck on breath mints or drink soda a lot, try to select the sugarless brands.

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