Your own adult dental care is just as important as taking your children to the dentist’s office for checkups twice a year. An individual’s permanent teeth will need to last for many years, so caring for your teeth multiple times a day along with visiting a dentist at least twice a year is essential. Here are some thing you can do to take care of your teeth each day to have beautiful and stronger teeth:
• Brush your teeth a minimum of two times a day.
• Don’t drink soft drinks or energy beverages.
• Use dental floss at least once a day.
• Wear a mouthguard while playing sports.
• Check your gums for bleeding, swelling or redness.
• Stop chewing pencils or biting your fingernails.
• Use toothpaste with fluoride.
Take the time to brush your teeth each morning and before bed, but if you can, brush your teeth after each meal or snack. If you have problems with removing food debris from your mouth, then feel free to ask us about tools that can remove plaque and bacteria with a strong stream of water.
In addition to visiting our dentist every six months for the removal of plaque and other preventive dental care, you may want to have additional services to improve the appearance of your teeth. Your teeth may have difficult stains that are not removable with brushing, so you can request professional teeth whitening methods to eliminate food, tobacco and beverage discolorations.
Our skilled dentist can also fix other problem with your teeth such as repairing small chips. When you have a tooth that is misshaped, our dentist can create a customized porcelain veneer to place on the front of the tooth. If a tooth is damaged or decayed, then request a beautiful, customized dental crown. As you can see, you have plenty of options when it comes to adult dental care.