How To Take Care of Your Teeth
At Westgrove Dental Care, our expert dentists Dr. Brandon, Dr. Iris, and the team are here to help you maintain good oral hygiene with regular dental check-ups and cleanings. But it's still important for you to take care of your teeth at home! Good oral hygiene is essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Here are the basic steps for oral hygiene and how to take care of your teeth:
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Use a soft-bristled brush and brush in circular motions for two minutes each time. Don't forget to brush your tongue to remove bacteria that can cause bad breath.
Floss your teeth at least once a day to remove food particles and plaque from between your teeth. Use a gentle, back-and-forth motion to avoid damaging your gums.
Use an antiseptic mouthwash to rinse your mouth after brushing and flossing. This will help kill bacteria that cause bad breath and gum disease.
Limit sugary foods and drinks
Sugary foods and drinks can cause tooth decay, so limit your intake of these foods and drinks. If you do have them, brush your teeth soon after consuming them.
Visit your dentist regularly
See your dentist at Westgrove Dental Care at least twice a year for a check-up and professional cleaning. Dr. Brandon and Dr. Iris and the expert hygienists there can spot and treat problems early before they become more serious.
Don't use tobacco products
Tobacco use can cause a host of oral health problems, including gum disease, oral cancer, and tooth loss. Avoid using tobacco products altogether.
By following these steps for oral hygiene, you can maintain healthy teeth and gums, prevent cavities and gum disease, and ensure a healthy smile for years to come.
Come visit us at Westgrove Dental Care in Garden Grove, CA to keep your smile in tip-top shape!