At Charlestown Dental Care, your oral health is our top priority, which is why we take a proactive and collaborative approach to your dental health. Our emphasis is on preventive dentistry as a proactive measure and practical advice for at-home care.
Let’s look at five tips to help you achieve and maintain better oral health.
1# Preventive Dentistry with Your Dentist in New Castle
Preventive dentistry is a customised schedule for dental checkups and teeth cleans. Depending on where you are in your oral health, we may recommend these appointments every six months or once per year.
A preventive checkup includes x-rays as needed, a thorough visual exam, a cancer screening, and, in some cases, fissure sealants if you develop cavities often. Your teeth cleans get rid of the bacteria and plaque that may lead to preventable conditions like decay and gum disease.
2# An Excellent Brushing and Flossing Routine
We recommend brushing at least twice daily and flossing one or more times to keep your teeth and gums healthier.
When you brush, you should be spending time on each tooth and cleaning all surfaces. During flossing, you must use a clean section each time you move between teeth. And never force or tug your floss.
3# Healthy Eating Habits
We recommend eliminating or reducing sugary snacks and beverages. If you indulge, be sure to rinse your mouth or add another toothbrushing session following the food or drink.
Replace sugary foods and drinks with healthy choices like nuts and hydrating water—take care when it comes to sports drinks, soft drinks and fruit juices as they may be high in sugar.
4# Take Precautions with Your Smile
If you play sports, it is important to wear a mouthguard or the proper face gear. If you suffer from bruxism, your Charlestown dentist offers custom therapies to prevent teeth grinding and clenching.
Teeth grinding and clenching can cause tooth breakage, cavities, and even jaw joint issues.
5# Contact Your Dentist Promptly
If you have a toothache or oral health change, don’t wait it out on your own. We recommend contacting your Charlestown dentist for an assessment and guidance as soon as possible. Waiting can put your oral health at risk.