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While there are so many things that Dr. Moores can do for the appearance of your teeth and gums, none of that will matter if you don’t have a healthy, functional mouth. But scheduling your preventive dentistry checkups every 3-6 months and getting in the groove with your daily hygiene routine at home will keep you smiling for years to come. That’s why, for today’s post, we decided to look at what makes for a good oral health action plan. Keep reading, and then be sure to get in touch to schedule your next preventive dentistry appointment at our Paradise, CA dentist’s office.
It Starts In The Morning
Want to really rise and shine? Try brushing your teeth for at least two minutes. Just don’t wait until after you’ve had your Corn Flakes. That’s no joke! Here’s the reason: if you’ve been brushing your teeth after breakfast you could actually be doing more harm than good. That is because plaque acids from food actually soften the enamel, and something as gentle as brushing your teeth can scrape and damage it. Try to wait at least 30 minutes between eating and brushing whenever you can. It is always a good idea to rinse with fluoride to give your mouth a fresh feeling and add some extra protection to your smile.
All Through The Day
Throughout the day, try to drink plenty of water, and be careful with what you put into your body (avoid any added sugars and so forth). These things can help keep your body (including your mouth) on the right track.
And Into The Evening
About 30 minutes after dinner, you should brush your teeth one last time. Then, always remember to floss. Flossing is so important to your oral health and continued well-being because it reaches those out of the way places your toothbrush won’t ever be able to get to. The spaces between your teeth are some of the most sensitive spots in your mouth, and if you don’t keep them clean, periodontal disease and tooth decay are going to pop up in those places where you can’t ever detect them until it is too late. You don’t want to go down that road!
All Year Long
Your daily routine is key. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing are essential for preserving the health of your smile. But Dr. Moores can tell you that these things must be done in conjunction with professional dental exams. A well-trained eye can see things you never will notice in your bathroom mirror. That’s why we look forward to seeing you every 3-6 months for a thorough preventive dentistry checkup. These visits will allow us to keep up with your teeth and gums and help you get where you need to go. Whenever you are in our Paradise, CA dentist’s office, we can give you a professional-grade teeth cleaning, screen you for oral health problems, offer suggestions for further prevention, and we can even talk about your other concerns, like dentures, for example. There’s plenty that we can do for you, but you have to come around often for our efforts to help you much!
You Make The Call!
We hope you have been inspired by today’s post to take the next step and call us at 530-413-7002! Or, if you prefer, you can contact us online to get the ball rolling! One way or another, we’ll get you smiling BIG before you know it!
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