Preventing Poor Oral Health
If you own and drive a car, there are certain preventative measures that you take to ensure the longevity and proper maintenance of the vehicle. You put gas in the car so it can go, get oil changes, put air in the tires, get car washes to ensure it looks nice, and schedule routine maintenance to check on more complex parts. Maintaining good oral health should be no different. Teeth are something that you need for your entire life, so it should be a priority to make certain they remain healthy. Good oral hygiene is not only important for your oral health, but also for the overall health of your body.
We are passionate about providing the proper techniques, tools, and information for you to maintain proper oral health yourself on a daily basis:
Brush Teeth Twice Daily
- It is best to brush your teeth in the morning when you wake and at night before bed using a soft bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste. We can assist you with choosing the correct tools and the proper brushing technique at your next appointment.
- Floss at least once per day to remove any additional food build up between teeth that is not removed when brushing. Removal of this helps eliminate bacteria that can potentially turn into tooth decay.
Eat a Balanced Diet
- It is important to eat a variety of foods, especially fruits, vegetables, and protein. It is best to avoid foods with a high sugar content, which leads to tooth decay. Be sure to drink plenty of water daily to help flush bacteria from the mouth when brushing isn’t an option.
We also strongly suggest these services to prevent poor oral health:
- Regular oral exams every six months to protect against decay and disease
- Dental cleanings to remove buildup of plaque and bacteria
- Routine X-rays to further evaluate your oral health
If you have not visited our location in Terre Haute, IN within the past six months, we recommend calling today to schedule your next preventative dental care appointment. We look forward to the opportunity to keep your teeth in tip-top shape for many years to come.