4 Important Steps to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

family dentistry DallasMaintaining great dental health is as important as keeping overall physical fitness strong and robust. After all, the two are closely intertwined. There are many steps you can take to ensure well-being; and you can be assured you are in good hands with our friendly family dentistry team. But you must do your part for yourself and your family by following these important steps for great dental health:

Daily Brushing

These two words encompass more than they imply. Because it’s more than just brushing your teeth. How you brush and the tools you use do make a difference. Your toothbrush should be soft bristled. While scrubbing your teeth with a firm toothbrush may make you feel like you have cleaned your teeth well, you could be wearing away precious enamel designed to protect your dentition as well as doing damage to gum tissue. Brush for two minutes using a fluoridated toothpaste. Employ a circular motion applying moderate pressure. And always brush before bed to remove food particles that attribute to plaque formation.

Flossing

When you brush your teeth, you only reach about two thirds of the surfaces of your teeth. Flossing is needed to remove what your toothbrush didn’t. The type of floss you use is not as important … find one you like and make sure to use it at least once a day.

Diet

Avoid foods high in sugar and carbohydrates. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables (the crunchy ones help clean your teeth), dairy, proteins, and healthy grains. Drink water to stay properly hydrated. Soda and beverages loaded with sugar are not a good choice for either your oral or overall health.

Dental Visits

You must visit your dentist at least every six months for a thorough cleaning and dental exam. Even the most diligent person will likely have some plaque and tartar form on their teeth. The only way to remove harmful dental tartar is with a cleaning by your dental provider. The dental exam is designed to look for signs of decay, disease, and the oral cancer screening performed could actually save your life.

Family dentistry should be thought of as a one stop shop for you and your family. Regular dental visits will help keep teeth and gums in great shape while providing many of the services you may need to maintain great oral health.

Our Response To Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Although the Governor has rescinded the mask mandate, as a Dental Office we are subject to protocols of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE). The TSBDE has not lifted its COVID 19 emergency protocols, so masks are still to be worn by patients and staff in the dental practice. We will be continuing all of our COVID safety protocols and respectfully request all patients, staff and vendors wear a mask in our office. Thank you for helping us keep the safest environment possible for our patients and staff.

Please contact our office if you have any concerns.

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