In order to achieve great dental health, unhealthy you have to invest time in creating habits that support those goals. It can be tricky determining exactly what needs to be done and when, to make sure you have the brightest, healthiest smile possible, but that’s where Cottonwood Dental can help! At Cottonwood Dental, our staff of skilled hygienists and Dr. Giacquinto are happy to answer all of your questions, provide guidance, and of course, provide regular care and cleaning. Here we’ve outlined some habits that support good dental health for a lifetime.
First of all, it is essential to your dental health to see a dentist regularly. We suggest visiting us at Cottonwood Dental twice yearly for cleaning and assessment. During these visits we not only provide essential deep cleaning, but also take yearly x-rays and assess any conditions that may require professional dental attention or intensive services. Catching dental health concerns early prevents them from becoming serious problems later on down the road, and helps to foster overall good health in our patients.
In addition to regular visits to Dr. Giacquinto, the foundation of your dental health routine should be brushing! Dr. Giacquinto recommends brushing at least twice a day for three minutes. Ideally, however, you should brush after every meal to more thoroughly prevent the development of cavities.
Right after you finish brushing your teeth, make a little time to floss them as well. Unfortunately, many people do not realize what an integral part of dental health flossing is. Flossing helps to clean parts of the teeth that brushing doesn’t and effectively prevents periodontal disease.
It is helpful to use products that are approved by the American Dental Association as well, to guarantee their effectiveness and safety. Most of the packaging for toothpaste, toothbrushes, and floss will clearly display their ADA approval logo somewhere.
If you have more questions regarding some daily dental health practices, continue browsing our blog for insights into flossing, brushing, and our dental visits, or feel free to get in touch with us. We’re happy to answer all of your questions!