At Premier Family Dental, we really want to emphasize to our patients in Gilbert how important it is to stay on track with your oral dental hygiene at home. You only see the dentist every 6 months so make sure your teeth are still taken care of before then is a vital step in keeping your teeth healthy. Brushing twice every day and flossing will ensure your hygiene stays top of the line and you won’t have to worry about getting cavities or gum issues if you regularly take care of your dental hygiene. You will also be preventing bad breath by brushing your teeth regularly.
The benefits of improving your oral hygiene at home are far greater than you think. At Premier Family Dental, we know that the first step in having amazing hygiene is setting up a regimen to follow. This way you can ensure that you are always taking care of your teeth and won’t miss a day. You can start simple at first and then slowly add the extra stuff when you make the simple stuff a habit. Once you have made all of the hygiene regimens a habit, you will start to notice changes in your hygiene. Receiving compliments on your teeth can be a real confidence booster for most, especially if you have been working hard to take care of them. You may notice you’re teeth aren’t yellowing anymore and they are remaining their normal color. Stuff like coffee and tea won’t be able to stain your teeth because of your tight hygiene regimen. You are ensuring that they are cleaned morning and night, with flossing thrown in the mix.
With a good at-home oral hygiene regimen, you can greatly decrease the amount of bacterial plaque on your teeth. This means a decrease in the risk of getting tooth decay or periodontal disease. It is a great way to ensure you won’t have to worry about either of these. They are both directly caused by build-ups of bacterial plaque. Which is removed by efficiently brushing your teeth and flossing. Plaque is a colorless barrier that sticks to your gumline. It is full of bacteria and can lead to serious dental issues if you aren’t on top of your dental hygiene. Another useful tip you could use is increasing your calcium intake. Foods with calcium help lower the acid build-up in saliva and prevent it from breaking down tooth enamel.
If you want to maximize the benefits of your at-home oral hygiene, you should seriously consider quitting smoking. Smoking Cigarettes is one of the greatest contributors to an aging mouth. It is also a cause of bad breath and significant yellowing of the teeth. Not only does it stain your teeth but it also limits calcium absorption. This means that your saliva will be more acidic and more likely to slowly break down tooth enamel. But tooth enamel isn’t your only issue, smoking cigarettes can also lead to issues like oral cancer. So put the cigarettes down and enjoy your healthy fresh smile.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give our team at Premier Family Dental a call. We want to ensure that you have a beautiful smile and are always ready to answer questions. You are our top priority so if there is anything we can do to help we will do it. We also want to ensure that you are fully informed so that you are confident with your decision and your smile. Here at Premier Family Dental, you are our top priority.