Healthy Habits For A Happy Family
At Westwood Dental Smiles, we take pride in offering comprehensive dentistry services to families in and around Los Angeles. What’s more, we truly view all of our patients as extensions of our own family.
Even though we consider you to be family, we only get to see you every so often. In between visits to our office, we want to make sure that you are nurturing good oral health habits at home.
Best Bets For Brushing
It goes without saying that we expect your family to brush everyday.
But we should probably remind you that, for it to be a productive session, you need to be brushing back and forth, gently covering all the surfaces you can reach, for at least two minutes at a stretch.
So, set a timer, play some music, or make a game out of it.
You need to do it anyway, so you might as well try to make it a fun family activity that happens twice a day.
Find The Floss
After you’ve spent two minutes brushing away tartar and plaque, take another moment to go after the area between your teeth that your brush will never reach.
If you teach (and model) proper flossing techniques early on, your kids will take for granted that it is just part of the plan.
Trust us, this practice will go a long way towards warding off the disease, decay and unwanted tooth loss that can catch up with you over time.
Rinse Away Decay
Depending on your age, a good mouth rinse can increase the cleanliness of your mouth.
The antimicrobial rinses are great for reducing bacteria, while fluoride rinses help reduce the occurrence of tooth decay and cavities.
Be sure to read your labels because most rinses are only recommended for ages 6 and over.
Buy A Calendar, Make Some Dental Dates
We want to see you back here twice a year because we care about your overall wellness.
Whether you realize it or not, keeping up with dental appointments is one of the most important habits you can develop for preserving your family’s health.
Regular exams allow us to have a more accurate picture of what is going on at any given time.
At Westwood Dental Smiles, we make use of intraoral cameras and digital X-rays for the most accurate information to base our treatment plans on. Additionally, we employ the VELscope oral cancer screening system to detect any abnormal changes in your mouth before they turn into major concerns.
We also offer laser teeth cleaning and gum care to deal with the tartar and plaque that builds up in spite of diligent brushing and flossing at home.
Start Smiling Today
At Westwood Dental Smiles, we perform advanced dental procedures as well as routine treatments, preventive care, restorations, orthodontics, cosmetic improvements, smile makeovers, full mouth rehabilitation, and sedation dentistry for those with anxiety.
Overall, our favorite aspect of dentistry is interacting with families and finding the best ways to collaborate with them on maintaining lifelong oral health. Anything we can do to alleviate pain, apprehension, and fear along the way makes it all worthwhile.
Contact us today to get started.