Committing To Better Oral Hygiene Habits

How can you make sure your smile stays cavity-free through the years? Will your habits today keep you safe from dental problems in the future? The right way to approach smile care can change if your relative risk for problems changes. At our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office, we can offer guidance on preventive care to help you stay safe against your risks for tooth decay and gum disease. In addition to taking care of your teeth during your regular checkups, we can answer questions you have about dental hygiene, and we can provide tips to help you keep a routine in place that effectively keeps you safe against decay as well as gum disease.

Are You Doing Enough To Stay Safe Against Cavities?

Someone who has no history of cavity issues may feel confident that their routine will keep them safe. What you should know is that your habits can change in ways that may escape your notice, and that can lead to a change in your risk for future problems. Over time, enamel wear and tear can hurt your natural ability to prevent problems with decay as well as dental discoloration. You can also have more problems if your diet changes and you expose your teeth to more sugars. Keep this in mind as you think about your ability to prevent issues in the future – fixing shortcomings in your routine today can protect you in the future!

Making Better Choices On A Daily Basis

On a daily basis, you can protect or hurt your smile in several ways. One thing to remember is that your diet can impact your smile health – cut back on soft drinks and other sugary foods and drinks. You should also be mindful that acidic foods and beverages can affect your relative risk for problems. Remember to also keep up with good brushing and flossing efforts. You should brush at least two times a day to fight the accumulation of bacteria and food debris. To protect the spaces where your teeth meet, floss each night before bed. In addition to being consistent, you should be thorough – make sure you fully clean the surfaces of your teeth, and work to remove harmful agents from your gum line.

Make Sure You Take Advantage Of Preventive Dental Services

Even if you have a routine that feels fully capable of protecting your smile, you should make time to see your dentist for preventive dental care. Regular reviews warn you when you might need treatment for dental decay – if we catch a cavity in time, we can provide a dental filling instead of a dental crown. We can also warn you about other problems, such as gum disease and TMJ disorder, which can affect your health and quality of life.

Grinnell Street Dental Can Help You Maintain Better Oral Hygiene Efforts

Through smart care at home and regular dental checkups, you can protect your smile against dental decay and gum disease. For more information, call Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY at 307-672-7567.