How to Maintain a Proper Oral Regimen

What your dentist in Turlock wants you to knoworal hygiene

You want to do everything you can to protect your smile, but you’re not sure what to do. The fact is taking care of your oral health is easy and should take only a few minutes out of your day; the results are well worth the effort. Dr. Cesar Acosta in Turlock, CA, wants to help you establish a proper oral regimen by sharing a few simple tips.

You should brush your teeth after each meal and before you go to bed at night. Always use a soft toothbrush because hard toothbrushes can do damage to your gums and tooth enamel, making your teeth sensitive and causing receding gums. Also use toothpaste with fluoride because it helps to harden and protect tooth enamel.

Hint: using a sonic or electric toothbrush helps to flush out bacteria and food debris from between your teeth and under your gums.

You should floss your teeth daily using a single piece of floss. Wrap around each tooth, making a “C” shape around the tooth. This helps to ensure you are cleaning deeply between the teeth.

Hint: using floss picks is helpful if you have arthritis or dexterity issues.

You should visit your dentist in Turlock at least yearly for a dental exam and x-rays. You should also schedule every 6 months for professional cleanings by a dental hygienist.

Hint: scheduling for your next visit at the end of your current visit helps the process become automatic.

A proper oral routine doesn’t just help save your smile. It also protects you from some serious medical problems. A healthy mouth protects you from:

  • Stroke
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease

The goal of a proper oral hygiene regimen is to remove plaque from your teeth. Plaque contains millions of bacteria that can cause tooth decay, gum disease and periodontal disease. Don’t let your smile suffer! For more information about oral hygiene call Dr. Acosta in Turlock, CA. Don’t wait, call today!

Cesar Acosta DMD, Family Dentistry

1065 Colorado Ave Suite 3

Turlock, CA 95380 US

(209) 250-2560