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TEETH CARE AFTER THE DENTIST

Dental work doesn’t begin or end at the dentist’s office—you should also practice good oral hygiene at home. This is a must if you want to avoid dental decay or disease.

Preventative Dentistry at Home

We always say it isn’t enough to just brush your teeth—you have to visit the dentist as well. While this is completely true, more credit is due to the work you do at home. Practicing proper brushing and flossing techniques will go a long way. Not only does it keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy, it has a significant impact on your overall health.

Children and infants should have their teeth cleaned at home as well. Their healthy smiles begin very early on, and it’s vital that you take care of their temporary baby teeth as thoroughly as their adult teeth. As soon as the first tooth appears, the cleaning should begin. Brushing and flossing their teeth often can have a permanent and positive impact on their oral health for the rest of their lives.

Continue this practice throughout your life, in addition to your dentist visits,  and you’ll always have a beautiful and healthy smile.

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Preventative Dentistry at Home

We always say it isn’t enough to just brush your teeth—you have to visit the dentist as well. While this is completely true, more credit is due to the work you do at home. Practicing proper brushing and flossing techniques will go a long way. Not only does it keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy, it has a significant impact on your overall health.

Children and infants should have their teeth cleaned at home as well. Their healthy smiles begin very early on, and it’s vital that you take care of their temporary baby teeth as thoroughly as their adult teeth. As soon as the first tooth appears, the cleaning should begin. Brushing and flossing their teeth often can have a permanent and positive impact on their oral health for the rest of their lives.

Continue this practice throughout your life, in addition to your dentist visits,  and you’ll always have a beautiful and healthy smile.

What’s the preventative dentistry protocol?

Taking care of teeth at home is actually easy—it just takes getting into the habit. If you haven’t already, start today: brush once in the morning and once at night before you go to bed. Use a soft, nylon toothbrush, either manual or electric.

Place the toothbrush along the gumline at a 45-degree angle and cover the surface of the tooth, as well as the gum line. Moving the brush back and forth and in circles is the best way to scrape off any plaque or bacteria left behind from your meals. Move back and forth from the back of your mouth to the front, covering the front, back, and top of the teeth as you move.

Then, you should floss. Take the floss out and wrap it around your finger several times, or until you get a good grip of it. You may also want to try flossing sticks if that’s easier for you. Insert the floss between your teeth and gently scrape the food debris off the sides of your teeth. Make sure you floss away from the gum line and the middle of the teeth to get all the plaque out of there. Try moving the floss under the gums and scrape up towards the tooth to get any trapped food out of there.

It’s also advisable to rinse with fluoride mouthwash. Once a day, preferably at night before you go to bed, rinse your mouth out with a cap full of mouthwash. When you do, swish it around your mouth and make sure it hits every tooth and gets in between your teeth. Swish for at least a minute and then spit it out.

Preventative Dentistry in the Dentist Office

We highly recommend you visit your dentist every six months. You should visit your dentist, even if there is nothing wrong with your teeth or gums. It still falls under preventative dentistry because your dentist will check on you and give you a professional cleaning with high-quality tools you can’t get at home. This, along with your at-home brushing and flossing, will help you prevent any serious issues later on.

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What’s the preventative dentistry protocol?

Taking care of teeth at home is actually easy—it just takes getting into the habit. If you haven’t already, start today: brush once in the morning and once at night before you go to bed. Use a soft, nylon toothbrush, either manual or electric.

Place the toothbrush along the gumline at a 45-degree angle and cover the surface of the tooth, as well as the gum line. Moving the brush back and forth and in circles is the best way to scrape off any plaque or bacteria left behind from your meals. Move back and forth from the back of your mouth to the front, covering the front, back, and top of the teeth as you move.

Then, you should floss. Take the floss out and wrap it around your finger several times, or until you get a good grip of it. You may also want to try flossing sticks if that’s easier for you. Insert the floss between your teeth and gently scrape the food debris off the sides of your teeth. Make sure you floss away from the gum line and the middle of the teeth to get all the plaque out of there. Try moving the floss under the gums and scrape up towards the tooth to get any trapped food out of there.

It’s also advisable to rinse with fluoride mouthwash. Once a day, preferably at night before you go to bed, rinse your mouth out with a cap full of mouthwash. When you do, swish it around your mouth and make sure it hits every tooth and gets in between your teeth. Swish for at least a minute and then spit it out.

Preventative Dentistry in the Dentist Office

We highly recommend you visit your dentist every six months. You should visit your dentist, even if there is nothing wrong with your teeth or gums. It still falls under preventative dentistry because your dentist will check on you and give you a professional cleaning with high-quality tools you can’t get at home. This, along with your at-home brushing and flossing, will help you prevent any serious issues later on.

Get Your Teeth Cleaned at Balle & Associates! Our dentist office is a general practice as well as a cosmetic and aesthetic specialist practice. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Balle or Dr. Nguyen for a teeth cleaning.

Affordable monthly payments available. Optional payment plans.

Call Today

Get your teeth cleaned at Balle & Associates! Our dentist office is a general practice as well as a cosmetic and aesthetic specialist practice in Las Vegas. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Balle or Dr. Nguyen for a teeth cleaning.

Affordable monthly payments available. Optional payment plans.

Call Today