What Can I Do To Keep Teeth Healthy? It’s a question we get asked frequently.
You may be wondering, “what can I do at home to keep my teeth healthy?” The dentists from Westermeier Martin Dental Care in East Aurora and Amherst, New York hear that question all of the time.
Going to the dentist at least every six months for a check-up is one of the best ways to keep your mouth healthy, your teeth cavity-free and your smile bright and white. There are steps you can take at home to keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright between dental check-ups and the sedation dentists from Westermeier Martin Dental Care offer these at-home dental health tips because you need to do your part to keep periodontal disease and cavities at bay.
Home dental care includes brushing and flossing your teeth three times a day. When you brush, you should brush in a back-and-forth motion for at least two minutes. Brush after meals. Floss after every meal. Use mouthwash as necessary or as prescribed by your dentist.
Use tooth care products recommended by your dentists or approved by the American Dental Association. Using products of this caliber means you’re using toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, etc. that are approved by dental professionals. Using them as directed will also keep your mouth healthy. Using an electric toothbrush is healthier for your teeth than a manual brush.
Remember, too that brushing harder isn’t better; in fact that can cause your gums to bleed.
If you aren’t certain whether you’re brushing or flossing correctly, ask your dental hygienist from Westermeier Martin Dental Care for tips and advice to assure you’re caring for your teeth properly.
The ultimate goal of regular home dental care is to prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar on teeth and around your gums. This routine helps fight bad breath, keeps tooth decay at bay and keeps your gums disease-free. Letting plaque build up around teeth is what causes periodontal disease and can lead to tooth loss.
Poor oral hygiene leads to plaque build-up and that could lead to inflamed and/or bleeding gums. Tooth decay and cavities are a by product of poor oral hygiene. Neglecting your teeth and failing to see your dentist regularly can lead to tooth loss. Losing your teeth causes bone loss in your jaw and cosmetically impairs your smile.
The dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care offer dental check-ups to keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright. If you’ve neglected your dental care – for whatever reason – our sedation dentists in both the East Aurora and Amherst, New York offices are experienced in dental implant procedures for those suffering tooth loss.
Diligent care of your teeth, including regular dental check-ups, could help assure you have a beautiful smile for a lifetime.