While we promote prevention—visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups and teeth cleans—we emphasise an excellent at-home routine as well. This includes brushing, flossing, and even tips to help promote optimal oral health.
Your Charlestown dentist wants you to achieve and maintain a healthy smile for life.
Brushing and Flossing Advice
If you have a full schedule and a lot of commitments, you may find yourself skimping on the brushing and flossing—brushing and flossing in a superficial way that doesn’t adequately remove plaque.
You owe it to your oral health and wellness to spend time brushing and flossing your teeth. It’s important to spend several minutes brushing your teeth on all sides to the gum line. It’s also essential to floss carefully and hit every tooth.
Protecting Your Smile
If you grind and clench your teeth, this is a condition called bruxism. When left untreated, bruxism can lead to enamel wear, cavities, and even tooth fractures. Your Charlestown dentist offers treatment options for bruxism, including a nightguard to separate your upper and lower jaw gently as you rest. This device prevents sleeping grinding and clenching.
If you’re athletic and compete in contact sports, it’s essential to wear the proper safety equipment, and this includes the right face gear or mouthguard. A stray ball or elbow to the mouth can mean tooth loss and tooth replacement.
If you notice oral health changes between dental visits, we encourage your call to our dental clinic. Issues like sudden and ongoing tooth sensitivity can mean a cavity or emerging infection. It is always better to diagnose oral health conditions early and treat them before they become painful and time-consuming.
Finally, never skip your routine check-up and teeth clean.
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If it’s time for your routine dental check-up and teeth clean, we are here to arrange your next appointment with the dentist.