Our team doesn’t believe your dental health should be compromised by the misconceptions surrounding dental care and health. So today we are going to give you the truth about dental care.
Genetics play a part in your oral health
It’s important to speak with your family members about dental complications they’ve experienced in the past so you are more informed to make better oral care decisions in the future. If you find out that gum disease and decay occurs in your family, speak with your dentist during your appointment. They will be able to ensure you have the proper treatment and care for your mouth.
Visiting the dentist isn’t enough
If you think going to the dentist every six months for cleanings is enough to prevent decay or gum disease, it may be time to rethink your practices. While going to the dentist for professional cleanings and exams is important, there are certain practices you should be doing at home to ensure your mouth stays healthy and clean. Consider brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily and rinsing with a mouthwash on a regular basis.
Your diet is everything
It’s important to remember that what you eat affects not only your body and mind, but also your teeth. Chips, crackers, soda and candy are foods you should try to remove from your diet. Try incorporating lean meats, fruits, vegetables and dairy products like plain yogurt into your diet.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with our office, give us a call today at 916-915-5108!