A quick note… This entry is not specific to any geographic location, but the tips were offered by a local Richmond dentist, so it seemed appropriate to put it here. To visit a good local dental office, you can click here. Now, on with the tips…
If you have been a frequent visitor to your family dentist, you probably know the drill, so to speak. Regular visits can be quite stressful, but infrequent trips are much worse. Next time you visit your family dentist make sure you tell him or her all about your dental hygiene habits – the truth, this time!
Brushing your teeth is only one part of oral hygiene, but a very important part. Your dentist should be told whether or not you brush twice a day, and he can even show you how you have to brush to get all the lodged food out from between your teeth. A dental hygienist will show you what you need to do every day to keep those pearly whites…well, pearly and white!
Not many people take flossing seriously, but it could be one of the things that preserves your teeth and gums for many years to come. Regular flossing prevents cavity formation and can help in many other ways.
Using a mouthwash every morning can kill built-up bacteria and will help maintain optimal pH in the mouth, which is essential for dental and gum care. Today there are many flavors available so you can choose exactly what you want to literally give yourself a fresh start every single day.
Why Care for Teeth?
Teeth are precious and, although there are dental prosthetics of every kind, nothing can truly replace your own teeth. Taking care of them now means retaining them for several decades in the best condition possible. A proper dental hygiene routine might be hard to maintain at first, but over time you will make a habit of it and it will become second nature. Soon, you’ll be doing it without even realizing it. Your family dentist is sure to agree!