Did you know that establishing a healthy oral care routine can save you time and money and improve the quality of your life? Who wouldn’t want that?
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a familiar saying. How does it apply to your oral health? Quite simply, the care routine you practice at home today to keep your mouth, teeth, tongue, and gums clean can pay off long-term. Why? Because keeping your mouth and teeth clean prevents the bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay from becoming established in your mouth, thus reducing a major cause of dental problems.
We have some tips to help you with your oral home care routine based on recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA), and most of them cost you nothing but time and self-discipline.
- Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Clean between teeth daily.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Limit sugary drinks and treats.
- See your dentist for regular treatment and prevention.
If you are prone to suffer from gum disease, use mouthwash and toothpaste that have antimicrobial ingredients.
- If you are cavity-prone, use a fluoride mouth rinse.
- Use a power toothbrush to help remove plaque.
- Avoid piercing the tongue.
- Drink fluoridated water.
- Avoid tobacco products.
- Avoid “do-it-yourself” dentistry.
Schedule Regular Checkups With Our Office
Good home care will move you a long way toward achieving and maintaining good oral health. It is also important to keep your regular checkups with us so we can monitor your health and catch any problems while they are still small.
Oral hygiene is one of our “specialties.” Samantha and Dea are registered dental hygienists and crucial members of our team. Each has completed specialized training required to receive their degrees. They have also spent many hours adding to their knowledge and skills by completing continuing education courses. They perform many procedures for you, but perhaps you remember them most for the gentle care and attention they show when cleaning your teeth.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a checkup and cleaning. We look forward to welcoming you into our office, located in Brunswick, Georgia.