Good dental health is important not only for your teeth but also for your overall health. Many people don’t realize that having healthy, clean teeth can also protect you from some health concerns. There are several things you should do to take care of your teeth, starting with brushing.
It is important to make sure that not only are you brushing your teeth twice a day, but that you’re also brushing them properly. Make sure you’re using a soft toothbrush, as a hard one can irritate your gums. Also, it’s important to use a fluoride toothpaste that’s been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) to help further protect your teeth.
Not only do you need the right tools but the right technique as well. Make sure you spend three to four minutes brushing your teeth. Sometimes it’s helpful to set a timer or try and sing a song in your head until you get used to brushing for that amount of time. Make sure to apply gentle pressure to your teeth and move your brush in small circular motions across all of your teeth and your gum line.
In addition to good brushing, it is important that you visit our dental office twice a year for your regular check up. This is important so that we can clean your teeth and inspect them to make sure you have a healthy, beautiful smile that’s free from cavities and disease.
Good dental care starts with you, so make a commitment to brushing your teeth today. It’s never too late to start developing good habits.
Dr. James Polley’s cosmetic dental office is located in the heart of Summerlin. Call our office today to schedule your next appointment!