Proper Smile Care At Home, And At The Dentist’s Office

Your regular dental exams and dental cleanings should not be your ONLY effort to keep your teeth healthy. Proper smile care takes effective daily habits. That means brushing and flossing effectively, as well as making an effort to avoid foods and drinks that are higher in sugar, and more likely to cause tooth decay. Your Allen, TX dentist’s office is ready to help you sustain a healthy smile during every routine dental visit. You can also use these appointments to discuss your oral health habits at home, and find out how you can best protect your teeth and gums from trouble.

Tips For Taking Better Care Of Your Smile At Home

If you want to avoid problems that call for dental fillings or dental crowns, make sure you take time each day to brush and floss thoroughly. The way you approach these tasks can have a big impact on how effective they are. One thing you should do is give yourself time to brush thoroughly. If you sprint through your usual morning routine to make it to work on time, you can spend too little time on fully cleaning your smile. You should also remember that even if you are brushing thoroughly, your toothbrush can be ineffective for cleaning those areas between teeth. To tend to these spaces, make sure you floss every day!

Understanding The Value Of A Professional Teeth Cleaning

If you have great brushing and flossing habits, what do you really gain from a professional teeth cleaning? People sometimes exhibit a little too much confidence in their oral care regimen, only to discover they have tartar, or even cavities, on their teeth. If tartar deposits have formed, they can be removed before a cavity occurs. What you should be know is that those deposits cannot be removed through brushing and flossing alone. Your professional cleaning is your chance to have these harmful buildups cleared away.

What Else Can I Do To Make Sure My Teeth Stay Healthy?

Your typical meal choices, and your favorite snacks, may play a bigger part in your smile health than you currently realize. If you are consuming high amounts of sugar most days, you can encourage more harmful activity from oral bacteria that create cavities. You should also stay hydrated if you want your smile to stay healthy. Drinking more water instead of soft drinks will reduce your sugar intake. Water also does a more effective job of hydrating you, which allows you to produce saliva – which helps you maintain healthy teeth – more easily.

Allen Family Dental Is Proud To Offer Dedicated Smile Care For Patients

Allen Family Dental can help patients maintain their teeth through regular dental exams and cleanings. Our practice is proud to make quality smile care available to patients of all ages in and around Allen, TX. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Torrens-Parker or Dr. Lizardi, call Allen Family Dental in Allen, TX, today at (469) 342-6644.