One of the first things other people may notice about you is your smile. This is one of the many reasons why you should take great care of your teeth and mouth. By following the recommended tips to care for your teeth, you can help keep it in the best condition possible. This can also help to prevent issues in the future. By brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and going to regular dental visits, you can help to prevent a cavity. If you notice pain in your mouth, it is important to make an appointment as soon as possible. This can help prevent unnecessary time, money, and stress in the long run. If you are unsure of how often you should visit us, call to schedule an appointment and we can examine your mouth to let you know. This can help give you a happy and healthy mouth.
Regular Dental Visits are Important
Part of keeping a healthy mouth includes caring for it properly. The best way to achieve this is to go to regular dental visits. Regular dental visits are typically once a year. Sometimes dental visits are needed twice a year in order to keep the teeth in the most ideal condition. While here, we can clean your teeth and inspect them for any sign of a cavity or issue. We can also take x-rays to ensure that there are not any problems below the gum line or between teeth. These areas are hard to see without the assistance of an x-ray. If problems are left ignored, it can cause the cavity to get worse. This will require more time and money in order to have it resolved. We will also be able to inspect your tongue, as well as for any other issues in your mouth.
Taking Care of Your Mouth at Home
Between regular dental visits, make sure you take care of your teeth based on the recommended tips. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day. Ideally, you will want to brush your teeth after you eat anything, or drink anything that is not water. This will help remove the sugar and particles the food and drinks have in your mouth. It will also reduce the chance of sugar sticking to your teeth, and eventually causing a cavity. If you are not sure of the right type of toothbrush or toothpaste to use, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the correct type that will benefit your mouth. Also remember to floss between your teeth at least once a day. This will help to remove any food particles that have become stuck between the teeth. If these particles sit there, it can lead to decay.
Protecting Your Teeth
Another way to help protect your teeth and mouth is to invest in a mouth guard. This is beneficial if you play sports or any other type of activity that is direct contact. Having a mouth guard can reduce the chance of damage to your teeth. Make sure to schedule an appointment and we can a mouth guard, designed just for you.