A Preventive Dentistry Plan For Life
- March 24, 2017
If you want to maintain a healthy and fully-functional mouth, we have some advice: start scheduling your preventive dentistry checkups every six months and make your daily hygiene routine at home a priority. Trust us, this stuff matters. That’s why, for today’s post, we opted to explore at what makes for a good preventive dentistry plan. Keep reading, and then be sure to get in touch to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Bistritz.
Start The Day Off Right
Try starting your day by brushing your teeth for at least two minutes. But don’t wait until after you’ve had your oatmeal. No kidding! Here’s the deal: if you’ve been brushing your teeth after breakfast you could actually be doing more harm than good. That is because plaque acids from food actually soften the enamel, and something as gentle as brushing your teeth can scrape and damage it. Try to wait at least 30 minutes between eating and brushing whenever possible. If you want to step it up a notch, it might be a good idea to rinse with fluoride mouthwash to give your mouth a fresh feeling and add some extra protection.
Keep It Going Throughout The Day
During the day, try to steer clear of sodas and junk food, drink plenty of water, and be careful with whatever you do decide to put into your body (avoid those added sugars!).
Finish The Evening on A High Note
After dinner, wait a while and then brush your teeth one last time. Then, always remember to floss. Flossing is so important to your oral health and continued well-being because it reaches those out of the way places your toothbrush won’t ever be able to get to. The spaces between your teeth are some of the most sensitive spots in your mouth, and if you don’t keep them clean, periodontal disease and tooth decay are going to pop up in those places where you can’t ever detect them until it is too late. You don’t want to deal with any of that!
Make Those Dental Appointments Well In Advance
What you do at home is a big deal. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing are essential for preserving the health of your smile. Such things must be done in conjunction with professional dental exams. A dental professional can spot emerging causes for concern you wouldn’t notice on your own. That’s why we look forward to seeing you every 3-6 months for a thorough preventive dentistry checkup. These visits will allow us to keep up with your teeth and gums and help you get where you need to go. Whenever you are in our Aventura, FL dentist’s office, we can give you a professional-quality teeth cleaning, screen you for oral health problems, offer suggestions for further prevention, and we can even talk about your other concerns, like orthodontic issues, for example. There’s plenty that we can do for you here, including something like an Invisalign treatment, but you’d never know it if you don’t come around when you are supposed to.
Get Started Today!
If you are ready to take the next step, contact us online to arrange for your next preventive dentistry appointment in Aventura, FL.
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