While many individuals may neglect their precious teeth, preventative care for your teeth is extremely important! In fact, a healthy mouth can lead to an overall healthy lifestyle as a whole. This is why it is so important to begin with healthy dental hygiene habits at an early stage in life and to stick with them daily. At Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we would be more than happy to help you (and your family) develop a positive dental hygiene routine that will stick for a lifetime!
Routine Dental Cleanings and Steps to Consider:
Generally, one of the most important aspects of dental hygiene is visiting with the dentist at least once every six months and receiving a routine teeth cleaning. During a teeth cleaning, a dental hygienist will transform your smile into feeling shiny and “better-than-ever”! They’ll work hard to remove any plaque or buildup from the teeth, which negatively impacts our smiles and overall dental health. Following your cleaning, the dentist will perform a routine exam to check and make sure that the teeth are healthy and in good shape.
Other recommended steps for maintaining a positive oral health are as follows:
Brush your teeth after each meal or at least twice a day. It’s strongly encouraged to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that includes fluoride, which helps to fight against decay.
Floss at least once every day. Try flossing before bedtime and help little ones floss, as it can be a difficult task to do alone.
Eat a balanced diet. Try to cut back on sugary drinks, sodas, cadies, etc. as these foods can lead to increased tooth decay and you don’t want those!
At Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are a family dental practice who gladly welcomes government employees to our office locations! If you and your kids are in need of teeth cleanings, we would be more than happy to schedule the whole family for an appointment with us as soon as possible. Please contact us at your earliest convenience so we can have the pleasure in doing so, thank you!