The Basics of Proper Preventative Dental Care

Preventative dental care is essential for maintaining a healthy smile and preventing serious dental issues in the future. Here are some of the best steps to take for caring for your dental health:

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Brush for at least two minutes each time, making sure to brush all surfaces of your teeth, including the fronts, backs, and chewing surfaces.
  2. Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles that brushing can’t reach.
  3. Use an antimicrobial mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen your breath.
  4. Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks, as they can contribute to tooth decay and erosion.
  5. Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. This can help to detect and prevent dental issues before they become serious.
  6. Wear a mouthguard if you play sports or grind your teeth.
  7. Quit smoking or using tobacco products, as they can cause serious oral health issues, including cancer.
  8. Maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, as this can also have a positive impact on your oral health.

By following these steps, you can greatly reduce your risk of developing serious dental issues and enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come. Remember, visiting your dentist regularly is the key to maintaining good oral health, so be sure to schedule regular check-ups and cleanings. If you have any concerns or questions about your oral health, don’t hesitate to call us @ (330) 758-0505