When it comes to taking care of our teeth and gums, some of us might have better habits and routines than others. It’s quite easy to toss your oral health by the wayside. If we’re not feeling sick or ill, we generally go on about our business, until something that makes us uncomfortable happens, like a cavity or an oral health emergency.
Below, Audubon Dental Center goes over a few tips to be a little more proactive when it comes to your oral health routine, which will help you reduce the times you have to come in and see the dentist, not to mention help you keep those gorgeous sets of pearly whites camera-ready.
Brush Twice Per Day and Floss at Least Once Per Day
Developing an iron-clad brushing and flossing routine at home is essential and remains your first line of defense against tooth decay. A dentist cannot come to your home every morning and night to brush your teeth for you, so you must perfect your home routine by your lonesome. Brush in circular motions for 2 minutes twice per day. Give yourself a mini brushing session after lunch, if you’re able. Floss at the end of the day to ensure you rid the crevices of your mouth from plaque.
Stop with the Sugar
The minute sugar is introduced into the mouth bacteria that live on your teeth, gums, and tongue will start to produce acids, which contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. By limiting the amount of sugar you ingest daily you’ll be automatically giving the bacteria that live in your mouth less ammunition to create lasting damage.
Get to Know Your Dentist
If you forgot what your dentist looks like, this is a problem. Make sure you see your dentist at least twice per calendar year as well as any time a problem comes up. This will help make sure that we catch any problems before they become more serious issues.
Dr. Pantano is here when the COVID-19 closures come to an end, which will be a great time to schedule your consultation. We pledge to provide a safe and comfortable environment where we can put our focus back on keeping the smile of our community healthy.
Contact Audubon Dental Center today to schedule your post-social-distancing oral health consultation. We’re here when you need us and we have a long history of providing compassionate oral health care to entire families.