At Premier Dental Team, we are a general dentistry as well as a specialty dentistry service. Premier Dental Team is one of the most full-featured Gainesville dentist practices in the area.
Not only do we practice dentistry, but ours is a teaching environment as well. It is imperative that our clients learn and practice good dental hygiene in order to stay healthy and to keep their mouth and teeth healthy.
Drs Parra and Craighead are passionate about teaching good oral hygiene to patients of every age.
What is Good Oral Care at Home?
Good oral care begins with brushing your teeth at least three times daily and flossing at least one time.
By adding a daily mouthwash or rinse to your regimen you can often prevent the bacteria that grows into plaque on your teeth from taking hold. It’s imperative that a good oral hygiene routine starts early in life and that you reinforce the reasons for it. Good oral hygiene also means eating the right foods.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are good for keeping the teeth and gums strong, while sugary snacks and soft drinks can be problematic. Not only do they contribute to obesity, but they are foods that can be causative agents in cavity growth.
What are the Benefits of a Routine Checkup?
Another area of good dental health is having a regular checkup. It is important to see your dentist on a regular basis to be sure that your teeth and gums are healthy. The regular checkup may also find small cavities or problems that you’re not aware of. Heading them off and treating them early can help to prevent future problems that may be costly and painful.
Having your teeth regularly cleaned by the dentist can also help to assure that you’re cleaning them properly. He or she can point out areas that have been overlooked and help to be sure that you’re not getting a buildup of plaque that could cause cavities later. Every six months is about right to schedule a dental appointment with your Gainesville dentist.
Selecting the Right Cleaning Tools.
Just as tools matter in any job that you do, they matter a great deal when you are caring for your teeth and gums. Select a brush that has softer bristles, rather than the hard bristled brushes. These may scrape off the enamel from your teeth and once it is gone, it is gone forever. Protecting the enamel on your teeth counts a great deal when you’re trying to prevent cavities from forming.
Your toothpaste should be one that fights cavities. Fluoride toothpastes are very common today and they can help to keep your gums and teeth healthy. They can also help to fight gingivitis. If you’re interested in finding some names of toothpaste that can help your teeth to stay healthier or you need some help with selecting the right toothbrush, Dr. Ada Parra will be happy to help you in your selection. Call Dr Parra today for an appointment for a routine cleaning and a regular dental checkup