It seems like the general guidelines for keeping your smile health are so easy. Your oral health relies on you making wise choices, keeping your smile clean, and that’s about it. However, in application, things can often feel less than easy because you miss one little detail here, another there, and suddenly a few bad habits form that you never had any intention of developing! Not to worry. With a quick review from our Austin, MN team, you’ll be right back on track without a mishap in sight.
It’s so absolutely completely important that you floss. It’s also one of those very easy things for patients to overlook or skip for a day or two, which can then turn into a forgotten task altogether! Keep in mind that your preventive care is never considered complete and will not provide you with optimal oral health protection if you’re not flossing daily. Though it takes very little time, it removes plaque and debris from between teeth and also from just under your gumline, so you’re avoiding all sorts of issues, from gum disease to between-teeth decay!
It sounds simple because of course you brush every day! However, our team reminds you that what we really mean is that you need to remember to brush every day, twice a day, and you really need to do it correctly. This means using your toothbrush that has soft bristles, with a pea-size dab of fluoridated toothpaste, being certain to brush every and all surfaces of your teeth for two minutes. You do this in the morning. You repeat it in the evening. One of these sessions includes the aforementioned flossing and you’re well on your way toward excellent oral health!
You may think to yourself that with all of that brushing and flossing, who on earth needs to take time to schedule visits? The truth is though, as we implied, prevention is a multi-faceted thing. In fact, in addition to brushing and flossing, you also need to schedule dental checkups and cleanings. Without cleanings, specifically, your teeth still aren’t getting clean enough. So, be sure to see us to complete your thorough approach to protecting your oral health with mindful care!
Avoid Eating Before Bed
Plain and simple, don’t eat after your final dental hygiene session for your day. Sip water as much as you’d like but skip the food and other beverages, so your oral health remains protected while you sleep!
Care For Your Smile With Prevention
Remember to do your best to schedule the care you need with our team, to focus on the details we suggest for home care, and you’ll be on track toward excellent smile health. For questions or visits, call our team soon! Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.