Preventive

Here are some helpful tips for keeping your smile healthy and preventing dental problems.

Oral Hygiene Tips

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day
  • Always brush after meals and before bedtime with a soft toothbrush at a
  • 45-degree angle
  • Always use a toothpaste with fluoride
  • Electric toothbrushes are excellent for cleaning teeth    
  • Rinses that can be bought at your local drug store include:
  • ACT anti-cavity fluoride rinse
  • Listerine anti-gingivitis rinse  
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • This is to prevent cavities from starting between the teeth.
  • It also helps to prevent gingivitis.

Regular Check-ups

See your dentist at least twice a year. Many patients state they avoid the dentist due to fear of pain and cost of treatment  Detecting  problems such as small cavities, oral diseases, and gum disease early makes treating them easier and less costly.

Diet & Things to avoid

  • Sugary foods
  • Sipping sugary beverages during the day
  • Sticky foods or candy
  • Chewing ice or hard candy 

Avoid Tobacco Products

Wear a Mouth Guard for Athletic Activities