Going to the dentist is an important step in keeping your smile healthy, but perhaps even more important, is taking care of your smile at home on a daily basis. Maintaining a good dental hygiene routine is essential in making sure that your smile stays healthy and functional. Good dental hygiene includes the following basic steps:
- Brushing your teeth at least twice a day. If possible, brush your teeth after each meal. Be sure to use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothpaste.
- Flossing at least once a day. The most important time to floss is right before you go to bed.
- Eating a balanced, nutritious diet. Try to limit the amount of very sugary and acidic foods you consume.
- Using any other dental products, like mouthwashes, as directed by your dentist.
Be certain to visit our dental office every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. These routine visits help Dr. Wendy Britt and our team detect and treat any dental problems as early as possible. For more information about dental hygiene in Laurinburg, North Carolina, and to schedule your next appointment at our office, please contact us today at 910-276-4550. Our dentist and team are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health!