With today's advances in modern dentistry, along with the numerous different types of treatments and affordable options, there is no reason for people not to have the proper dental care necessary to have a healthy set of teeth and gums.
Unfortunately, many of us still fail to practice the proper care required to make sure that our oral health is where is should be. It really does not take a lot of effort to care for our teeth and gums, it just takes consistent effort. Here are a couple of simple practices to keep your smile healthy and bright:
A Proper and Consistent Home Care Routine
Just as with charity, proper dental care begins at home. While it is necessary to make regular trips to the dentist for all the things that you cannot tend to at home (which we will look at in the next section), none of that matters if you do not actually do what the dentist instructs you to do when in between visits to the clinic.
We have all been taught from the time we were children, what the correct way to care for our teeth is. Brushing twice a day in small, circular motions for two minutes, flossing, and rinsing make up the basic but effective at home regimen.
Regular Visits to See Us for Routine Dental Maintenance
While your home routine is important to your dental health, your in-clinic care is essential. This consists of your regular cleaning sessions, preventative maintenance, as well as any other treatments or procedures that our dentist may recommend.
Give our clinic a call if you have any further questions or to schedule an appointment to come by for a visit. Let us help you take care of that smile. After all, it is the only one you have.
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Nicholas Dose, DMD 601 1st Street Suite A Lake Oswego, OR 97034-2370