October 17, 2019

Your dentists can’t take care of you and your family 24/7. At some point, you have to practice solid dental care habits at home to maintain healthy teeth and gums – the more consistent and disciplined the habits, the better.

Two of the most common questions we
receive at Dr. Dental are: What can I do to ensure the best teeth and gum health
from home? What are the at-home dental care practices that your dentists use?

Awesome questions! We realize how
important this is for individuals and families looking to keep their smiles
looking great year-round. Aside from regular dental appointments at your favorite family dental practice, there are some critical home care techniques you can do
today to keep those pearly whites whiter than ever!

Healthy Teeth and Gums Start at Home: Practical and Easy
At-Home Dental Care

Want to impress your dentist and
ensure excellent oral health? Just like everything worthwhile, it takes a bit
of effort. A small commitment to oral health pays big dividends down the road.

Some form of tooth decay impacts roughly 90% of the American adult population. That’s one statistic you certainly don’t want to be part
of. When so many people are afflicted with tooth decay, it probably makes sense
to do whatever they’re NOT doing.

In the case of at-home dental care,
not enough people take the time to care for their teeth and gums.

Try these tips and tricks, and you’ll
be amazed at how much healthier your mouth looks and feels:

  • Brush regularly. This
    means at least twice per day. If you’re able to squeeze in a lunchtime brush,
    that’s even better!
  • Brush the right way. Brushing
    isn’t just about quantity (the number of times you brush); it’s also about
    quality. Brush with a gentle, circular motion all over the teeth and along the
    gum line. This helps remove that pesky plaque that so often leads to tooth
    decay and gingivitis.
  • Don’t forget to floss.
    Flossing is the hidden tool in your tooth care toolbox that will really improve
    your oral health. Use a waxy, smooth floss at least once every day to get to food
    particles, plaque, and other substances your brush can’t reach.
  • Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash. A major contributor to tooth decay is bacteria. To minimize
    the bacteria buildup in your mouth, use an antiseptic mouthwash. Make it a
    habit to rinse at least every time you floss or brush.
  • Drink more water and watch your diet. Get more H2O into your system – it’s the most
    mouth-friendly beverage by far. It’s also helpful to cut down on sugar and
    processed carbohydrates, which can be harmful to teeth.

To supplement your at-home dental
care, visit your dentist for regular checkups. Schedule an appointment with Dr.
Dental today – and don’t forget about our deals and discounts!

At-Home Dental Care Tips was last modified: January 23rd, 2020 by drdental