Here at Montrose Dental Associates, we cannot stress enough the importance of oral hygiene practices in between visits to our Montrose dental office
for all of our patients. Visiting our Montrose dental office for regular cleanings and examinations is not nearly enough to keep your teeth in the best condition possible and to avoid the development of complications and disorders. Our dental experts at Montrose Dental Associates promote a detailed preventative program for each of our patients that works to avoid common dental issues such as tooth decay and gingivitis.
Montrose Routine Dental Exams
Many people do not realize this, but your oral health is completely intertwined with your overall health and well-being, and therefore diligent attention should be paid to daily oral hygiene habits and routines. One of the primary ways to keep your teeth and mouth healthy is to brush regularly, and correctly. You should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles, and be sure to brush in a circular motion that is aimed toward your gums. Flossing is another important part of oral hygiene that tends to be neglected. Flossing in conjunction with brushing is crucial in avoiding dental problems like gum disease. Brushing and flossing both help to rid your mouth of harmful tartar and plaque. When flossing, make sure to move the floss in an up and down motion between each tooth.
In addition to brushing and flossing thoroughly and regularly, there are certain habits to avoid. Smoking can cause serious damage to your teeth and mouth and should certainly be avoided for the sake of your oral health at the very least. Eating sugary and/or sticky foods can also be damaging to your teeth and cause tooth decay and cavities, to the point where you may need to have a tooth extracted. To keep your teeth healthy and strong, it is best to eat a balanced diet. For younger dental patients, our experts recommend having dental sealants attached to the back teeth at our Montrose dental office
in order to avoid cavities. Our dentist may also recommend using a daily antiseptic or fluoride rinse.
If you have any questions about your oral health or any other related issues that we may be able to address at Montrose Dental Associates, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to call us at our Montrose dental office
, or send us a message using the Contact Us form on our practice’s website.
Teeth Cleanings Montrose
2118 Albany Post Road
Montrose, New York 10548
By Stuart Springer MD PC
May 13, 2013