Take Care of Your Teeth and Gums
September 1, 2021 / Category: Flossing
Keeping teeth and gums healthy is a never-ending and ongoing task – with not many shortcuts. Sorry! But we love this list of easy steps that explain how you and your children can improve oral hygiene. And – don’t forget: you don’t ever want to delay dental cleanings and check-ups! Dr. Abas and his great team would love to take care of your family and all of their dental needs – and we can even schedule your cleanings together for your convenience.
Brush your teeth twice a day
Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Read more in our teeth cleaning guide.
Floss between your teeth
Floss or use an interdental brush every day to remove food, debris and plaque lodged between your teeth. Read more about why it’s important to floss.
Cut down on sugar – and other lifestyle tips
Have a healthy lifestyle, including eating well, not smoking and limiting your alcohol and sugar intake. It’s good for your whole body, including your teeth, gums and mouth. Read more about why a healthy lifestyle is good for your teeth.
Brush baby teeth as soon as they come through
Start brushing a baby’s teeth as soon as they come through. Here are tips on how to look after baby teeth , including the importance of avoiding sweetened foods and drinks.
Get children into a teeth-cleaning routine
Help your child have healthy teeth for life by having a good dental health routine. Read more about how to look after your children’s teeth.
Straighten crooked teeth with braces
More and more teenagers (and some adults) are having braces and orthodontics to straighten their teeth. Find out about getting braces.
Have regular dental check-ups
Have regular check-ups with your dentist. Don’t put off going for a check-up. Detecting problems early can mean they’re easier to treat. If problems are not treated, they may lead to damage that is harder , or even impossible , to repair. Read more about dental check-ups.
Don’t delay with dental treatments
There are a wide range of dental treatments available. Some, such as fillings and root canal treatment, are readily available on the NHS. Others, such as cosmetic dentistry, are only available on the NHS in certain circumstances. Find out about dental treatments.
Are you regularly getting check-ups from your dentist? Our super-friendly team is ready to work with you to create your best and shiniest smile. Learn more on our Peter Abas, DDS Facebook Page, and call us for scheduling an appointment at 949.586.1127.