You may wonder if you are giving your teeth and gums enough attention. Maybe you are missing something in your overall dental care routine. If you are not sure about the current state of your dental health, we can help you by answering any of your concerns. Read the information below to make sure you have all your bases covered when it comes to oral routine hygiene and care.
What Should I Do Daily when Caring for Teeth and Gums at Home?
The best way we know to prevent cavities and gum disease is to follow a regular brushing and flossing routine each day That means you should brush your teeth and gums at least twice a day, preferably after meals or before you go to bed at night. Floss at least once a day to remove plaque in between your teeth and along the gum line. Doing so can make a big difference in the time and money you spend at our office. Always use a fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash. You may also support your dental health with a hydro-flosser. This water-jet appliance softly removes food residue and plaque in between teeth and along the gums. You may want to use this appliance if you have gingival pockets.
Why Should I Visit Your Office Twice a Year?
While regular brushing and flossing can make a big difference in your oral health routine, you should complement your in-home activity with twice-a-year visits to our office. We can catch any dental problems before they become major oral health issues. Also, when you arrange professional cleanings, it makes it easier for you to get rid of the plaque and tartar that cause gum disease and cavities.
If you want to put a regular plan of dental care in motion, you will also need to contact our office for a professional cleaning and exam. We want you to feel good about how you are progressing with your dental care and health. That way, you will always have a winning smile. Why not call us now for a professional cleaning and checkup?
At The Elmwood Dental Group LLC, our office is both parking and wheel chair accessible.