Caring for Your Smile: 3 Tips for Good Oral Health
Would you like to avoid the inconvenience of multiple dental visits and downtime spent dealing with dental problems like a severe toothache? Given the anxiety most people feel about visiting the dentist, we bet you would be interested to know what the secret is!
So you might be surprised to know that, if there is a secret, it’s in the decisions you make about your oral health and nutrition and your commitment to maintaining twice-yearly visits for checkups and cleanings.
3 Tips for Good Oral Health
Knowing this can help you re-commit to good oral health, and it gives you the outline for caring for your smile:
- Maintain routine dental visits – Your dentist in Bonita Springs, FL enjoys seeing you, but we would much rather see you only twice a year for routine checkups. Seeing you at these intervals allows us to get a jump on any problems that might be developing without your knowledge. So the question really is would you rather have a small cavity filled now, or wait until decay’s done so much damage that a root canal is your only option?
- Get serious about oral hygiene – Does it seem reasonable to commit 10 to 15 minutes a day if it results in fewer trips to the dentist? Because that’s all it takes to do a thorough and effective job of brushing and flossing your teeth. If your skills have gotten rusty, take advantage of your routine visits to talk to your hygienist about how you can get the most out of your efforts.
- Watch what you eat – You know that sugar’s not good for your teeth, so you avoid sweets. But you owe it to yourself to read labels and know what’s in the foods you eat. Lots of foods that seem healthy, like fruit juices, can contain a lot of hidden sugar that causes cavities.
Call Bonita Grande Dental to Learn More
The team at Bonita Grande Dental have your best interest at heart, and we will be happy to provide guidance for helping you achieve a healthy, problem-free smile. Please call our office to arrange an appointment with Dr. Michael Gostigian to discuss your needs.