If your New Year resolutions include improving your dental health or overall wellbeing, a dental visit should be in your future. Regular teeth cleanings are a critical part of your oral health care. The Smile in Style, Diem Do DDS team, can help their patients in Marrero, LA, and the surrounding areas improve the appearance and health of their smile with routine teeth cleanings and professional dental guidance and services.
Your oral health care plan
At a young age, dentists try to impress their patients with the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums. Dental teams know that it is easier to prevent oral health care concerns such as tooth decay and gum disease than fix them once they occur. Your oral health care plan should include:
- Good brushing habits: Brushing your teeth every morning and evening is a good way to remove food particles and bacteria from the mouth. Dentists advise taking your time, using a good toothbrush and gentle toothpaste, and not brushing aggressively.
- Don’t forget to floss: Many adults will admit to skipping this step, in exchange for a few extra minutes of sleep, but toothbrushes cannot reach between the teeth. That is why it is important to floss at least once per day to remove food that gets caught and lead to future cavities.
- Healthy diet: Keeping your diet healthy and drinking plenty of water will improve your dental health as well as your overall wellbeing. Foods and drinks that are high in sugar content or are very acidic can damage the teeth’ enamel. Swapping those items for foods with high water content or crunchy vegetables will help keep the mouth healthy.
- Visit the dentist: Even with the best at-home oral health care habits, patients must visit the dentist for twice-yearly visits. During these appointments, patients will receive a professional dental cleaning, discuss their at-home habits with the dental team, and receive an exam that includes x-rays to identify potential problem spots that the patient may not see or feel.
For more information regarding keeping your mouth healthy, call the team at Smile in Style, Diem Do DDS at (504) 370-2229.
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