Your dental hygiene is an important part of your health and your appearance. Regular cleanings and checkups that complement your own regime of teethbrushing and flossing make up a healthy and wise approach to keep your mouth happy and healthy throughout your life.
At Oakridge Dental we have been serving our patients with hygienists that our highly trained, and by consulting with you on the right approach to keeping your teeth and mouth healthy and beautiful.
We recommend regular cleanings with a hygienist in order to maintain proper dental hygiene and to keep your smile looking beautiful and natural. If you have questions on the reasons for regular care and the regularity that we recommend please give us a call and we will get you on a program that is proper for you.
Dental Hygiene at Home
A truly effective dental hygiene program doesn’t stop at the dentist office. We all know that brushing two to three times per day is a critical part of maintaining sound oral health. In addition a regular oral rinse can decrease the likelihood of decay, maintain teeth brightness and enhance the longevity of your smile.
Flossing is one of the most often overlooked aspects of a good dental regime. If you struggle to maintain a proper flossing schedule try some creative approaches to ensuring that you get your flossing done on a regular basis. Have your floss available in the shower as a way to make it part of your regular daily regime. Or, if you struggle using traditional floss you may consider using a dental pick. A dental pick can make it easier for those who struggle to reach back teeth with floss. A dental pick contains a small piece of floss attached between to prongs. You can hold the pick from one end and reach those hard to reach spots with the other.
Not only should you maintain your teeth on a regular basis, but to maximize oral health it is always wisest to go for a good brush after each meal or dessert especially when it contains a significant amount of sweets. In fact, if you brush after eating sweets the impact on your teeth is mitigated dramatically – almost like you never ate them because you eliminate the time necessary for the physical and chemical transformations that lead to decay and tartar to occur.
We look forward to helping you with your dental hygiene and maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile.