Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day, but it’s worth it. At Vitangeli Dental in Englewood OH, we tell our patients it is far better to prevent a cavity than to have to fill one.
You must be vigilant: use the right oral care products, develop good oral care habits, and get regular checkups.
Your dental health strategy should include:
- Limiting sugary and acidic foods. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee contributes to enamel erosion. Sugar converts into acid when it’s in your mouth. You don’t have to avoid these foods entirely, but choose carefully and minimize.
- Daily brushing and flossing. You should brush and floss twice a day. Just before bedtime is especially important, because it cleans out the germs and plaque that build up during the course of the day. Use a toothpaste with fluoride!
- Proper brushing. It’s important not only to brush, but to brush properly. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush in a gentle, circular motion along the gum line. Take your time; a minimum of two minutes is recommended. Don’t forget to brush your tongue!
- Have a checkup every six months. Your daily dental health care habits are essential, but so is the attention and care of a dentist. A professional teeth cleaning alone is worth the trip, but we can also identify issues before they become serious, and treat them.
At Vitangeli Dental in Englewood OH, we want to prevent cavities in our patients so we never have to fill any. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today!
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