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Posted on: January 14, 2015
All About The Preventive Program
Most of our dental patients know that they must take special care of their teeth and gums at home in order to enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. However, it can sometimes be tough to know how to care for your smile beyond just simple brushing and flossing.
If you have been struggling with tooth decay or the early signs of gum disease, also known as gingivitis, it is important to take steps to correct your oral health concerns now before they intensify.
Both natural teeth as well as teeth that have had restorations performed on them require regular cleaning and care. It is important to clean your teeth thoroughly by brushing them twice a day and flossing as well. However you can take your cleaning regime to another level by adding a restorative mouthwash to your routine and brushing after every meal. In addition to regular cleaning at home, you should be sure to visit your dentist for semi-annual dental exams and professional cleaning.
Cleaning is simply not enough to keep your smile perfectly cared for. You must also take steps to avoid foods that can harm your smile. This includes foods that are staining and highly acidic. Acidic foods are easily able to erode the enamel on your teeth. If you must consume foods high in acids, be sure to rinse your mouth with water after eating them and brush your teeth as soon as possible.
To learn more about how to care for your teeth and gums at home as well as to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, contact College Park Dental today.