Better Brushing Is Important – But Make Sure You Floss, Too

Keeping your smile healthy and bright calls for effective oral care on a daily basis. If you want to make sure that your teeth are receiving thorough treatment, you should spend at least two minutes brushing them. Make sure you reach every area possible during this time, and make sure you perform this thorough routine at least two times per day. When you stick to this routine, you can protect yourself against tooth decay, and defend your gums against infection. With that said, your better brushing habits should not take the place of flossing – make sure you thoroughly clean between teeth at least once a day. Our Rochester, MN dental office can offer guidance about your dental hygiene during your routine oral health checkups, and give you insights that help you keep your teeth in terrific health!

Thorough Smile Care Protects You Against Dental Troubles

Oral bacteria can build up in your mouth throughout the day, creating risks for tooth decay as well as gum disease. If you want to keep your teeth protected against these unwelcome agents, you should be consistent with brushing and flossing, as well as thorough. When you brush, you can clear away food particles and bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth. Thanks to the fluoride found in ADA-approved toothpastes, you can even give your enamel a better defense against decay over time. Flossing enables you to clean the spaces between your teeth. These areas are difficult to access through brushing alone, but this habit is an important one if you want to keep your smile truly clean. After all, areas between your teeth are vulnerable to a buildup of bacteria and food debris, and ignoring them can leave you in need of restorative dental work.

Smart Diet Choices Can Help You Avoid Oral Health Problems

Your actions between every brushing and flossing session matter when it comes to smile care. While your diet choices are important throughout the year, October is a particularly good time to think about the effect sugar has on your smile. Limit your consumption of Halloween treats, and other sources of sugar, if you want to avoid cavities. Maintaining a nutrient-rich diet can help you stay free of smile problems, in addition to benefiting your overall health. You should also remember that your diet choices can also affect your appearance, as too many dark and color-rich foods and drinks can leave you with teeth stains.

Combine Daily Care With Routine Dental Appointments

At every routine dental exam, you receive an important dental cleaning, as well as a thorough check for cavities and other oral health issues. It is important to keep up with general dental visits even if you have a daily oral health regimen you trust. At these appointments, you receive important feedback about the condition of your teeth, and early warnings about signs of trouble that may require treatment.

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry Is Ready To Protect Your Smile

At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, we are ready to deliver dedicated smile care to families in and around Rochester, MN! To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659.