Oral Hygiene in Detroit, MI

What does oral hygiene have to do with your smile? Everything, because it protects the health of your teeth and gums by preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Good hygiene can be attained through at-home dental care every day and regular dentist visits for cleanings and exams. You can get the professional dental care you need from the outstanding dentists at our practice.

What Are the Benefits of Oral Hygiene?

There are many rewards to dental hygiene, such as greater dental protection against bad breath, cavities, and all stages of gum disease. See, regular hygiene gets rid of the bacteria and plaque that stick on teeth and gums and lead to dental problems. The combination of brushing and flossing every day at home with twice yearly dental appointments for professional dental treatment, form the foundation of an oral hygiene routine and keep your smile free from dental disease and decay. To hear more about the advantages of proper dental care, call our office today.

What Are the Basics of Good Dental Hygiene?

Maintaining proper hygiene can be surprisingly easy as long as you know the basics. Use these proven oral hygiene tips to protect the health of your teeth and gums:

  1. Brush your teeth gently throughout the day, including first thing every morning and after eating or drinking
  2. At least once a day, floss around every tooth
  3. Brush with a toothpaste that lists fluoride as an ingredient to help fortify your tooth enamel
  4. Get a soft-bristled toothbrush to ensure you don’t do damage to your teeth and gums
  5. Trade over-sweetened foods and drinks for lower-sugar alternatives
  6. Stop smoking
  7. Don’t use tobacco in any form
  8. Get professional dental check-ups and cleanings from a dentist twice a year

What Can You Do to Ensure Your Dental Health?

Practicing proper at-home oral hygiene is a dental necessity, but it doesn’t replace the value of regular visits to a dentist for professional oral hygiene in Detroit. Professional checkups and cleanings give you advanced dental protection against tooth decay, gum disease, and chronic bad breath. They also increase your resistance to serious infections and medical problems. Call us today to schedule an appointment with our highly-skilled dentists.

How Can You Teach Your Child to Maintain a Good Dental Hygiene Routine?

The way to show your child the importance of dental hygiene is by focusing on their dental health from a very young age. A child’s first dentist visit needs to be scheduled before the age of one to detect any decay or developmental concerns. Continue taking your child to the dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings throughout his or her childhood. If your child is fearful of the dentist or averse to daily dental care, we have come up with some useful tips to make their dental experience much easier. You can try bringing coloring books to their dental appointments to keep them preoccupied during dental work or turn daily brushing and flossing into a family activity. For more tips and tricks to make your child more open to dental care, please call our office today.

What Kind of Oral Hygiene Instructions Should You Follow at Home?

While there shouldn’t be any question about the value of professional dentist visits, you need to maintain proper oral hygiene habits between dental appointments with daily dental care at home. Start by brushing your teeth following every meal and snack, when you wake, and right before you get into bed at night. Then, select a toothbrush that fits comfortably in your mouth and has softer bristles. Use a fluoridated toothpaste to protect your tooth enamel. And gently floss around every tooth at least one time a day. Call our office anytime for more guidance on at-home dental hygiene care.

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