Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to become somewhat lax about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. In this blog post from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, our goal is for you to assess where you stand and examine whether you could step it up a notch. Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and improve your quality of life.
Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth correctly after each meal.
Best: Brush after each meal and floss properly before bed.
Good: See us if you get a toothache.
Better: See us once a year even if you don’t notice any problems.
Best: Twice-yearly, have an intensive dental exam and professional dental cleaning at Endres Gateway Dentistry.
A White Smile
Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use an over-the-counter whitening product at home.
Best: Schedule in-office teeth whitening treatment.
Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this.)
Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
Best: Restore your smile with a sturdy and natural-functioning dental implant.
Good: Eat a sensible diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a nutritious diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, limit sugary snacks, abstain from energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day to keep acid at bay.
For Young Smiles
Good: Never put your child to bed with a bottle. When your toddler starts drinking from sippy-cup, don’t let them sip juice or milk all day.
Better: Follow the previous advice and schedule his/her first dental checkup before the first birthday.
Best: In addition, ask us about dental sealants when your child is young.
At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we are dedicated to the best in dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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