You know that great feeling you get after a visit to the dentist when your teeth feel clean and smooth? If you maintain a thorough daily hygiene regimen, you can experience that feeling every day!
You must perform these tasks vigilantly (and correctly) to help maintain healthy teeth and gums. This involves using the correct tools and performing these jobs with care.
Tools include a soft bristle tooth brush (too much pressure or a hard bristle brush can lead to premature gum recession); fluoridated tooth paste or gel; and dental floss.
Your must brush at least twice daily and floss to remove food particles that your tooth brush did not reach. If performed correctly, your teeth are as clean as you can make them. But what else has happened?
By maintaining excellent oral care, you are giving yourself the best chance of keeping your natural teeth for your lifetime.
By maintaining excellent oral care, you are giving yourself the best chance of keeping your natural teeth for your lifetime. And in the process, your healthy teeth and gums allow you to eat the foods you love; speak clearly; and smile with confidence.
Keeping your teeth healthy can help to prevent the development of dental decay and/or gum disease. People dealing with these problems face more of a likelihood of tooth loss, and the time consuming and costly treatment to restore lost teeth.
Brushing and flossing daily are critical, but those twice yearly visits to see the dentist are just as important. Your dental provider is able to remove any plaque that has developed since your previous visit; your teeth are polished to look their best; and a dental exam is performed. Not only is your dentist looking for problems like dental decay, but you are being checked for signs of more serious conditions like oral cancer.
In addition to brushing and flossing to keep teeth looking and feeling their best, we can enhance oral health by eating a healthy diet, limiting sugar consumption, and not smoking. A goal of maintaining our natural teeth for a lifetime is within our reach. If it’s time for your next dental exam, contact our team at Ora Dental Studio today to schedule your visit.