St. Augustine Dentist Hygiene Tips
Dr. Freeman and his team at Elite Smiles Dentistry realize that providing professional dental care for St Augustine residents involves both offering modern dental services and educating patients about what they can personally do to promote good oral health.
Obviously, a vital factor is the role that Dr. Freeman can play in preventing issues with your teeth and gums. Scheduling dental check-ups and professional cleanings twice a year is vital. This allows Dr. Freeman to examine your gums and teeth to look for any early signs of problems that you may not even be aware of, including cavities, gingivitis and oral cancer. Discovering these concerns sooner than later allows for quick action and minimizes the severity of the condition and the pain involved, as well as lower costs for you as the patient.
But promoting good oral hygiene does not rest solely on your dentist. Each patient also plays a large part in maintaining his or her own oral health. Brushing your teeth regularly, especially before going to bed, is vital. Cleaning between teeth once a day using floss or an interdental cleaner is also a good habit to employ diligently.
Only use dental products that have the stamp of approval from the American Dental Association (ADA) and replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or sooner if the bristles are worn or after you have been sick. Avoid snacking on sugary drinks or foods as the sugar left behind attacks and weakens tooth enamel.
Whether it’s time for your 6 month dental check-up, you would like a refresher course on how to brush or floss properly or you’d like to learn more about developing a personalized hygiene plan, call Dr. Freeman and his team at Elite Smiles Dentistry today. They are happy to provide educational, professional dental care for St Augustine residents, and can help you to keep your teeth and gums healthy every day.
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