Good oral health care includes professional dental treatments provided by your dentist, as well as good habits at home. You should eat well-balanced meals and limit sugary drinks and snacks. Keep your teeth clean by brushing and flossing. Healthy habits ensure healthy teeth and gums by preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
Professional Dental Treatments
Your gums, periodontal ligaments, and underlying bones support your teeth and hold them in place. It is important to keep both this foundation and your teeth healthy. Your mouth contains bacteria. Some of the bacteria are good, and some types can be harmful to your teeth. Bacteria contained in plaque are a major cause of tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque and tartar build-up can lead to gum disease.
Practice Good Habits at Home
You should brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once a day. Make sure to use a toothpaste containing fluoride. Your dentist may recommend special types of toothpaste for you. In some cases, dentists prescribe prescription toothpaste containing larger amounts of fluoride or plaque-fighting ingredients. Your dentist can also recommend a toothbrush and floss that is most appropriate for you.
Good oral health helps to ensure healthy teeth and a lasting smile. Visit your dentist every 6 months and practice good habits at home. Call Dental Health Associates, P.A. in New Jersey at (888) 995-8095 or request an appointment online to schedule your dental cleaning today.