Oral hygiene is critical to maintaining optimal dental health and small steps each day can help you maintain a beautiful, sparkling smile. Here are several factors that need to be considered to maintain proper oral hygiene:
Daily Brushing and Flossing
The best way to protect your dental health is to maintain daily habits of brushing and flossing your teeth. When you brush and floss frequently, you can prevent common dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.
When it comes to dental health, prevention is key to avoiding expensive and invasive dental treatments, such as fillings, crowns, root canals, and implants. It is important to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to every morning and night to clean the surfaces of your teeth. Using floss daily will clean in between the teeth where the toothbrush cannot reach.
Regular Dental Cleanings
Visiting Newport Beach Dentistry on a regular basis will help you to maintain optimal dental health for several reasons. Dr. Foroutan will evaluate the health of your teeth for early detection of potential dental problems that you may be facing. When dental problems like tooth decay or gum disease are caught in the early stages, it is easier to treat the problem with less invasive procedures.
Additionally, regular dental cleanings will remove plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth. Even if you brush and floss your teeth regularly, it is still common to have plaque and tartar build up over time. Each individual builds plaque and tartar at different rates and that is why Newport Beach Dentistry offers an individualized cleaning regiment.
During your dental checkup, Dr. Foroutan will also keep an eye out for potential signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer can be easily treated when it is caught early, and your regular dental cleaning is one of the best opportunities to do these cancer screenings.
Setting a Routine
The best way to ensure success with your dental health is by setting a routine for your oral hygiene habits. Plan a specific time each morning and night when you will brush your teeth, and make sure that you have your recommended dental checkup scheduled at all times.
The foundation for optimal oral health is maintaining regular dental cleaning habits and visiting Newport Beach Dentistry routinely for regular cleanings and checkups. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call Newport Beach Dentistry today at 949-644-9181