Healthy Habits For Optimal Oral Health In L.A.
Hello Los Angeles! Welcome back to the Westwood Dental Smiles blog. We are your trusted partner for oral health in California. As such, today we wanted to talk a little bit about best-practices for maintaining a healthy, happy smile, all through life.
…wondering if you are doing enough to protect your teeth at home?
…curious about what dentists can do for you?
…eager to avoid painful and costly treatments down the road?
Then this blog post will likely provide some answers as well as inspiration!
Brushing Is Only The Beginning
You already know that brushing your teeth is your basic defense against gum disease, tooth decay, and what-not. But did you know that the ADA suggests doing it twice a day for two minutes or more? Yep! It’s a quick and easy way to stay on track. But, remember, brushing is only the beginning!
Dental Floss Is Your Friend
The next thing to do is to make friends with floss. After you’ve spent two minutes or more brushing away tartar and plaque, take an extra minute to attack 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. You may not like it at first but this practice will go a long way towards keeping you healthy and will help you avoid unpleasant conditions further down the road.
Find The Fluoride
We can assure you that rinsing is also a good habit to develop at home. 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.
Did you know that fluoride is also contained in our L.A. tap water? True story!
Locate A Los Angeles Dentist That You Can Trust
You may not realize it, but finding a dentist that you can trust is an important component of maintaining good oral health throughout your life. At Westwood Dental Smiles, we are here to help keep you on track, but we can only make a real difference if you plan to come in on a regular basis. So, do try to schedule your appointments every 3-6 months.
This is important because our professional teeth cleanings can eradicate any plaque and tartar that lingers, and our thorough dental exams can provide a clear picture of any emerging causes for concern that will need to be addressed.
Easy enough, right? And way better than dealing with gum disease, cancer, root canals, etc.!
Take The Next Step Today!
We are ready to meet you wherever you are at and take you where you need to go!
If it has been awhile since your last visit to the dentist, don’t expect us to make you feel any worse about it by giving you an unwanted lecture. We only want to get you back on the good road as soon as possible. As such, sedation dentistry is available upon request!
Take the next step today by contacting our L.A. dentist’s office to schedule your next appointment.