Dental Care Tips for All
Your smile is as unique as you are, but when it comes to keeping your smile healthy, every smile can benefit from some of the same basic care. Do you know the best ways to keep your mouth healthy?
Some great dentistry tips include:
1. Regular dental visits
Most people schedule a checkup about twice a year. These checkups are about more than having your teeth cleaned and polished. They also give us a chance to look your teeth over for signs of dental diseases and recommend preventive strategies.
2. The right toothpaste
A toothpaste that tastes great and has a texture you like is important because if you like your toothpaste you will be more likely to use it. However, your toothpaste should also have the ADA seal and contain fluoride. Some toothpastes have special formulations, such as tartar-control or anti-sensitivity, so consider using them if you have any of these issues.
3. The right toothbrush
Not just any toothbrush will do. A soft-bristled toothbrush is the best choice because it is less likely to damage your teeth and gums. An electric toothbrush gets the job done efficiently and comfortably and is often more popular with people with limited manual dexterity as well as children.
Cleaning between your teeth is just as important as brushing. You can use floss, an interdental cleaner or a dental flosser based on your personal preference, but you do need to do it every day.
5. Brushing the tongue
Your teeth aren’t the only part of your mouth that accumulate bacteria: Your tongue does, too. Brush your tongue to get rid of this bacteria and get your whole mouth cleaner.
Call our team today to learn more great tips or to schedule your next checkup.
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