Next week, we leave 2018 behind and embrace the new year! Now is the perfect chance to make a resolution to improve your overall oral health. In today’s blog, we’re talking about what our Pearland, TX, patients can do to enjoy brighter, healthier smiles.
Brush and Floss Correctly
First, daily care is essential for removing food particles and reducing the severity of plaque buildup. You should brush your teeth when you wake up and again before going to bed. Each session should last two minutes and use a toothpaste that contains fluoride. You can choose either a manual or electric toothbrush, as long as you’re cleaning your teeth daily. You also need to floss every night before bed, which removes the bits of a food a toothbrush cannot. With proper brushing and flossing, you decrease the risk of tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease.
Enjoy Healthier Foods and Drinks
When we consume sugary and starchy foods, we leave behind particles for bacteria to break down. Over time, this increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Instead, opt for healthier food and snack choices, such as fresh fruits and veggies. Instead of drinking soda, energy drinks, or sports drinks, choose water. You stay hydrated and don’t expose your teeth to harmful sugars and acids.
Schedule a Visit
While brushing and flossing daily reduces the risk of plaque, only a dental cleaning can remove the buildup completely. You should see us every six months for a dental cleaning. Not only do we safeguard your smile’s health, but you leave with a brighter smile and fresher breath. You also undergo a checkup, in which we monitor your smile to identify possible issues in the earliest stages. If you have any questions about maintaining good oral health, or if you’re ready for a checkup and cleaning, then contact our team today.
Talk To Elevation Dental About Better Oral Health
At Elevation Dental, we want you and your family to take steps to enjoy improved oral health. If you want to learn more then give our team a call. To schedule an appointment, call Elevation Dental in Pearland, TX today at 281-506-7987.