Most every person wants to enjoy great oral health, and just as importantly to avoid dental problems like cavities. Yet not everyone takes the time necessary to care for the teeth and gums. This is why preventable dental problems, like cavities, continue to impact nearly 90 percent of the adults in America. If you’d like to “beat these odds,” it isn’t luck of favor you need. You simply need to commit to giving your teeth and gums the care they require to stay healthy and also beautiful!
Brush and Floss Your Teeth Every Single Day
Another way you can protect your smile, at-home and in between dental visits, is by brushing and flossing your teeth every day, without fail. While most people do brush regularly they may not be doing so to the best of their ability. For prime smile protection, it’s important to brush for at least two minutes twice a day, preferably once in the morning when you wake up, or after breakfast, and again at night after your last meal of the day, or shortly before bed.
Flossing is also important, though. Yet many people admit to flossing only occasionally, if at all. This allows bacteria lodged between the teeth to remain in place, where they can cause acidic erosion of the teeth’s enamel, and eventually contribute to the development of gum disease, as well. Prevent issues like these by brushing and flossing.
Don’t Forget to See the Dentist
Of course, no amount of healthy steps taken at home are an excuse not to see the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings. Many patients don’t realize that professional cleanings are actually the only way to effectively and safely remove tartar buildup once it has hardened onto the teeth. Therefore it’s important to see the dentist at least twice a year, to have your smile examined, and your teeth cleaned.
Protect Your Smile with Routine Preventive Care
Even healthy smiles need routine checkups and cleanings. Call Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517, to schedule your next preventive appointment.