Developing a Good Oral Care Routine

Developing a Good Oral Care Routine

Everyone, regardless of their age, needs to take care of their teeth and gums, which is why a good care routine begins as soon as your teeth develop and should last a lifetime. Dr. David Gunderson provides dental services at All West Dental in Alabama, where he helps Lethbridge residents maintain a good oral care routine.

At-Home Oral Hygiene

Using a soft-bristled brush and a fluoride toothpaste, you should brush at least twice each day. If you have eaten a meal, wait at least thirty minutes before you brush. Flossing once a day is also important to remove trapped food particles from between your teeth. For young children and older people who have difficulty using stand floss, a water flosser is much easier.

How Your Lethbridge Dentist Helps

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is not just about brushing and flossing. You also need to make dental visits at least twice a year. This will your orthodontist to examine your teeth, gums, and any existing dental work such as bridges, fillings, or implants. This examination is very important because if you have any issues such as tooth decay or gingivitis, it allows your dentist to treat it straight away before it becomes a serious problem.

Another good reason to get your regular check-up is so that you can have a professional cleaning. In-chair cleaning and scaling remove excessive build-up of plaque and tartar from your teeth – these are the things that cause gum disease. Professional cleaning also makes your smile brighter. If you have any persistent stains, this is a good time to ask your dentist about professional whitening.

Developing a good care routine is not only good for your teeth and gums but also for your overall health. Don’t forget to encourage your children to practice good oral hygiene.

If you’re looking for a Lethbridge dentist, call Dr, Gunderson on (403) 380-3300 to schedule an appointment.

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