Nothing is more crucial to maintaining good oral health than a good home care routine. While visiting the dentist regularly for preventive care plays an important role in keeping your teeth, gums and smile healthy, the responsibility for preventing tooth decay, gum disease and other problems rests largely with you.
Good dental hygiene includes daily habits and practices such as:
- Brushing your teeth daily — you should brush at least twice each day. One of the times that you brush should be right before you go to sleep. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste.
- Floss daily — this removes plaque, food debris and other decay-causing factors from between your teeth and below your gum line.
- Eat a balanced diet — good nutrition contributes to both your oral and overall health. Limiting your intake of sugary and acidic foods helps to prevent cavities and periodontal disease.
- Visit the dentist regularly — you should visit the dentist every six months for cleanings and exams.
We will review your oral hygiene routine with you during your regular appointments at Hacienda Heights Family Dentistry. Our dentist and hygienist may make recommendations on ways that you can improve your home care and keep your smile healthy.
Give us a call at 626-961-1574 to learn more about home care in Hacienda Heights, California, and make your appointment with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt! We look forward to meeting with you soon.