Dental hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and the teeth clean to prevent dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Daily preventative care such as brushing and flossing will greatly enhance the overall health of teeth as well as regularly seeing your dentist at Davinci Dental Clinic. Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health, breath, and teeth. Daily preventative care will assist in stopping problems that threaten the health of your mouth.
Good oral health involves more than just brushing. To keep your teeth and mouth healthy for a lifetime of use, there are steps that you should follow.Â Here’s what you should consider:
Understand your own oral health needs.
Talk with your dentist at Davinci Dental Clinic, about any special conditions in your mouth and any ways in which your medical/health conditions affect your teeth or oral health
. Be sure to tell your dentist at Davinci Dental Clinic if you have experienced a change in your general health or in any medications you are taking since your last dental visit.
Develop, then follow, a daily oral health routine.
Based on discussions with your oral health care provider at Davinci Dental Clinic about health conditions you may have, develop an oral health routine that is easy to follow on a daily basis. For example, people with special conditions, including pregnancy and diabetes, may require additional instruction and perhaps treatments to keep their mouth healthy. Make sure you understand the additional care and/or treatment that is needed.
Davinci dental doctors advise children and adults to use a Fluoride strengthens developing teeth to prevents tooth decay as Toothpastes and mouth rinses contain fluoride. Fluoride levels in tap water may not be high enough without supplementation to prevent tooth decay. Talk with your dentist at Davinci Dental Clinic about your fluoride needs. Ask if fluoride supplements or a higher strength, prescription fluoride product is necessary for you.
Brush, floss, and rinse daily.
Everybody knows that brush teeth at least twice a day (morning and before bed time) is very important and floss at least once a day is axiomatic.
brush after every meal and snack. These activities remove plaque, which if not removed, combines with sugars to form acids that lead to tooth decay. Bacterial plaque also causes gum disease and other periodontal diseases.
Antibacterial mouth rinses also reduce bacteria that cause plaque and gum disease, and fluoride mouth rinse can help prevent tooth decay.
Eat a balanced diet and limit snacking.
We at Davinci dental clinic can advise you to eat a variety of foods, but eat fewer foods that contain sugars and starches (for example, cookies, cakes, pies, candies, ice cream, dried fruits and raisins, soft drinks, potato chips). These foods produce the most acids in the mouth, which begin the decay process.
If you use tobacco products, quit
For more information we are very care about your general health, DDC dentists want you to be aware of Smoking cigarettes or using smokeless tobacco products increases the risk of oral cancer and cancers of the larynx, pharynx and esophagus; gum disease; bad breath; tooth discoloration; and other oral and general health problems.
Examine your mouth regularly.
Our dentist in Davinci dental clinic would like to see you periodical to become familiar with the appearance of your own mouth and teeth through frequent examination. This way, you will be able to catch any changes at an early stage and have these changes examined by a dentist.
Look for the development of any spots, lesions, cuts, swellings, or growths on your gums, tongue, cheeks, inside of your lips, and floor and roof of your mouth. Examine your teeth for any signs of chipping or cracking, discoloration, and looseness. If you experience a change in your bite or develop pain, call your dentist in Davinci dental clinic as soon as possible.
Visit your dentist regularly.
Davinci dental clinic doctors recommend you to visit your dentist a twice a year for check-ups and cleanings.
Develop a partnership with your dentist.
Our team (doctors, nurses and receptionist) are eager to build a friendly relationships with their patients so please don’t be afraid to ask your dentist at Davinci Dental Clinic for more information if you don’t understand a treatment or procedure