Could your daily routine be improving or negatively impacting your oral health?
Do you sometimes skip out on brushing your teeth before rushing to work? Do you find yourself too tired to even lift the floss to your mouth let alone actually floss your teeth? Did you reach for that donut in the office break room? Not all choices are good ones, and, unfortunately, these choices can have a profound effect on your oral health, over time. Our Huntersville, NC, dentist, Dr. JC Duncan, doesn’t like seeing patients with cavities and other issues, especially when they can be prevented with these simple rules.
Rule #1: Brush twice a day.
This is a rule that you should always follow. We know that sometimes life gets hectic, but it’s important that even with a crazy schedule that you carve out just two whole minutes in the morning and then again at night before bedtime. Really focus on cleaning every surface of your teeth and don’t forget to brush your tongue!
Rule #2: Floss every day.
Just like you need to brush twice a day you also need to spend a little time flossing your teeth. Of course, you really only need to floss once a day in order to remove plaque and food from between teeth and along the gumline. A good rule of thumb is to floss right before bedtime to remove all the plaque, food and bacteria from the day.
If you aren’t sure if you are using the proper flossing technique then you should definitely ask our Huntersville general dentist to show you the best flossing techniques during your next visit.
Rule #3: Routine dental checkups are for everyone.
Some people assume that they only need to visit the dentist if they are dealing with problems. This is simply not true. Even if you aren’t noticing any problems you still want to come into the office twice a year so that we can remove plaque and tartar buildup, provide a more comprehensive and thorough cleaning for your teeth and gums, and even check the health of your mouth to make sure there aren’t any issues.
Do you have questions about the dental services we offer in Huntersville, NC? Is it time to schedule a professional cleaning and to make sure your oral health is up to par? Then don’t hesitate to call our dental office today to schedule your next visit.