5 Steps For A Healthy Smile [BLOG]
Our Snellville GA dentist’s office is here to be your partner for oral health through every stage of life. At Parkway Dental, we have the tools to treat patients of all ages and dental situations.
That said, when it comes to achieving and maintaining a healthy smile, you will have to do a lot of the work yourself at home in-between visits to our office. Today we want to share a few tips about how you can keep your mouth fresh and your smile looking its best. Read on, and then be sure to call us at [phone] to request your next preventive dentsitry appointment.
1. Keep Up With Flossing
Many folks don’t floss regularly. That is a real shame because flossing keeps your teeth and gums healthy. Remember, gum disease is actually the #1 cause of tooth loss. When you floss, you remove the harmful bacteria between the teeth and below the gum line, reducing your risk of dental decay or gum disease.
2. Brush Better
The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. We concur! That period of brushing effectively removes harmful plaque from the teeth. Try making a game out of it, or getting a special app to keep your kids on track.
3. Avoid The Things That Stain Your Teeth
By avoiding dark drinks and foods or giving your mouth a thorough rinsing with water after ingesting such things, you’ll be helping keep your smile brighter and whiter. Discoloration may still take place over time, but if it does, all you have to do is ask for a professional teeth whitening solution the next time you are here.
4. Touch-Up Your Smile At Home
As discussed in step #3, many patients seek out professional teeth whitening, and we certainly encourage that, as professional whitening agents are much stronger than what you can get over-the-counter.
Beyond that, our office will make sure that any whitening treatment will not cause sensitivity in the teeth or gums. Even though professional whitening is stronger, you can try over-the-counter whitening to touch up your smile in between dental visits.
5. Find The Best Toothpaste For You
Today most public drinking sources include fluoride, but you’ll want to make sure that you’re also using a fluoride-based toothpaste to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Many toothpastes do include fluoride, which is a substance that helps reduce the risk of cavities and actually strengthens the teeth.
If you or your family have recurring issues with cavities, we can provide additional fluoride treatments during your regular cleanings and exams.
Call Today To Request Your Next Appointment!
These are just a few of the things you can do for your smile. We sincerely hope you have been inspired to take care of your smile this summer and to call Parkway Dental in Snellville, GA today at 770-676-1122 or fill out our online form to schedule your next preventive dentistry appointment. A healthy smile awaits you!