It’s a lesson some people have had to learn the hard way. Taking care of your teeth and preventing decay must become a daily habit for optimal results. Your dentists are there to assist you in your care, but it’s up to you to maintain healthy teeth.
How Do I Best Maintain My Oral Health?
Following a proper dental care regimen at home in addition to seeing your dentist on a regular basis are the way to good oral health, and can even help you avoid expensive visits to the dentist down the road.
Your job is to:
- Brush teeth twice a day, everyday for two minutes
- Floss at least once a day (or when needed after a meal)
- Use ADA (American Dental Association) approved products. These flosses, pastes and brushes are carefully chosen and recommended for optimal oral health.
Your overall goal is to fight the buildup of plaque in and around your teeth and gums. You’re also fighting bad breath, decay and cavities and periodontitis, or gum disease.
Many families like to invest in electric toothbrushes because they come with a built-in timer, they’re easier to brush with, and they do the majority of the work for you. Ask your Bellevue Dentist what brushes they recommend that fit in your price range.
Make the Commitment Every Day
Proper dental care at home isn’t difficult, it just takes a couple of minutes every day for your teeth and gums to stay healthy. Continue to be diligent about your dental health, receive regular dental checkups, and you’ll definitely be on your way to a healthy mouth that’s hopefully cavity and decay free at your next appointment with your Bellevue Dentist.
Has it been awhile since you saw the dentist? Make an appointment with our Bellevue dentistry to get your oral health on track.