The Importance of Proper Dental Hygiene
Studies prove that, whether you are on a job interview, a first date, seeing an old acquaintance or meeting a new one, your smile makes the biggest and most impactful impression.
Because teeth are one of our most important physical attributes and cannot be hidden, our teeth must be preserved at their highest quality level. This is why an ounce of proper dental care is worth all the amazing pounds of benefits that having a beautiful smile brings.
Both natural and restorative teeth survive best in an environment that is continually clean and free from food particles, which is why proper dental care is the only resource you have to preserve your teeth and protect your smile, beginning with these basics.
Proper twice-daily brushing, using a circular motion with a soft-bristled toothbrush aimed at a 45-degree angle towards your gums, is key to giving you an unforgettable smile and avoiding any decline that might ruin your smile.
Food particles lodged between your teeth not only create an uncomfortable feeling but are also the cause of gum disease. Nearly half of all adults over the age of 30 suffer from some form of gum disease, which is why proper flossing to remove food particles is a must. Flossing every night, in an up and down motion, while keeping the floss in a U-shape and against the tooth surface works best for your teeth.
Regular check-ups are vital, either every 6 months or as often as your dentist recommends. Dental visits are the number one way to make sure your teeth and gums are maintained at their maximum. Our expert dental check-ups help preserve your natural teeth and/or restorative teeth and manage periodontal disease. At our check-ups we provide:
- An anxiety-free oral exam
- A thorough teeth cleaning
- Instructions on your very own personal oral hygiene program
- Reinforcement of proper dental health habits for you
Regular Professional Cleanings
The number one reason for a regular, professional dental cleaning is to remove unwanted plaque. Because plaque causes tooth decay, this white film on your teeth must be removed and can only be thoroughly accomplished through a high-quality dental cleaning.
When it comes to taking care of your teeth, also included on the list of best practices is to adjust your lifestyle to reflect the healthiest mouth possible, by:
- Avoiding smoking
- Eliminating sticky sugary foods and carbonated drinks
- Eating a well-balanced diet
- Using an antiseptic and/or fluoride rinse as directed
- Having sealants placed on young permanent teeth, if necessary
For the impressive smile you’ve always wanted, inside and outside of the Norman Oklahoma area, contact Smile Solutions today at (405) 364-7385, and let us help you create or maintain the impressive smile you’ve always wanted.