Patient Education

• Preventive dental care

Taking care of your teeth and gums is the best way to ensure lasting dental health and overall health. As the adage goes, prevention is better than cure. A few habits, practiced daily, will go a long way in giving you a healthy and bright smile…

• Brush your teeth atleast twice a day

• Make flossing a part of your daily dental routine. If you have braces, use floss threads to get in between the metal brackets

• Rinse with mouth wash and use a tongue scraper to eliminate the bacteria that live in between your teeth and on your tongue

• Get a fluoride application every 6 months to desensitize your teeth and prevent cavities

• Teach your children oral hygiene at an early age

• Replace your toothbrush every two months

• Get a dental cleaning and polishing every six months

• Avoid consuming caffeine-rich drinks like tea and coffee, or soft drinks which can harm your tooth enamel and discolor your teeth

• Avoid smoking as it is not only injurious to health but can damage your teeth and gums

• If your gums bleed, call us to schedule an appointment as it could be a symptom of root decay

• Eat a balanced diet that is rich in nutrients and include crunchy foods like raw carrots or fruit to exercise your jaws