Oral Hygiene in Connecticut

You can keep your smile healthy, strong, and attractive throughout your life by maintaining proper oral hygiene. You can achieve hygiene with daily oral care at home and by visiting a dentist for professional dental treatment on a regular basis. At our dental practice you’ll find experienced dentists you can trust to protect and preserve your smile for life.

How Does Oral Hygiene Protect Your Smile?

According to experts in dentistry, good oral hygiene habits prevent the buildup of debris, plaque, and tartar on your teeth and gums. These issues can lead to major dental problems over time, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and serious bad breath. But with daily brushing, flossing, and regular dentist visits, you can stop decay and disease from wreaking havoc on your smile. In addition, proper oral care can fend off major medical problems and damaging inflammation. Please call our office for more insight on the protective power of oral hygiene

What Should You Do to Protect Your Dental Health?

To maintain a healthy smile between dentist visits, you need to practice good dental hygiene habits at home. Follow these oral hygiene tips for protection against cavities gum disease, and chronic bad breath:

  • Brush your teeth first thing in the morning, after having snacks and meals, and before you go to sleep every night
  • Floss both between and around every tooth at least once a day
  • Always use a fluoride toothpaste for the tooth enamel protection it provides
  • Use a softer-bristled toothbrush and replace it every three months
  • Go to a dentist every six months for professional teeth cleanings and exams
  • Cut down on your consumption of sweetened foods and drinks
  • Stop smoking or using any type of tobacco product

How Can You Make Sure That Your Teeth and Gums Stay Healthy?

While home hygiene practices are one component of good dental health, you can’t ignore the need for regular professional dental treatment. Regular visits to a dentist for oral hygiene in Connecticut provides advanced protection against tooth decay, gum disease, and foul breath which can completely spoil your smile. An additional benefit of dental hygiene is the increased resistance to infections, inflammation, and other medical conditions that it provides. Please call our practice right away to schedule a dental appointment.

When Should You Begin Instilling the Importance of Dental Hygiene in Your Child?

Providing children with positive oral hygiene instructions sets the foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Children should see a dentist by age one where they will be evaluated for signs of tooth decay and disease. These regular visits should continue throughout your child’s life. In case your child resists following oral hygiene instructions or visiting the dentist, we can give you some ideas to improve their dental outlook. You can try letting your child choose a toothbrush in his or her favorite color or providing a healthy surprise after a calm dentist visit. Call us if you would like some other ideas for improving your child’s dental hygiene.

Does Daily Dental Care Require Much Time?

While the dentist can provide you with advanced dental protection, you also need to practice daily oral hygiene at home to prevent the emergence of decay and disease. Your dental hygiene routine only needs to include a few simple steps. First, brush your teeth after meals, when you wake up, and when you’re getting ready to go to bed. Secondly, protect your tooth enamel with a fluoride toothpaste and a toothbrush with soft bristles. Finally, floss once or more each day to get rid of trapped dental debris and built-up plaque. If you have any concerns or questions about at-home hygiene, call our practice and ask our helpful office staff for guidance.

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