Preventive dental care is essential throughout your life, irrespective of your age. We understand the significance of oral health and its impact on your overall wellbeing; which is why we take pride in bringing you a very individualized treatment plan.
For a beautiful and healthy smile, stay up-to-date about your dental health with regular checkups.
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- Brush teeth twice a day, using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Opt for fluoride toothpaste; it helps remove food particles and plaque from the tooth's surface. Also brush the top surface of your tongue to remove food particles and keep your breath fresh!
- Floss once every day to clean between your teeth. Use a mouthwash to kill bacteria as well as keep your breath fresh. It is important because decay-causing bacteria linger in between your teeth because the toothbrush can't reach these spaces. Floss and mouthwash can easily get between the teeth, under the gum line and other tricky areas.
Brushing: Step 1
Position the toothbrush at 45* in relation to your gum.
Brushing: Step 2
Start brushing in a circular motion; be gentle.
Brushing: Step 3
Carefully, brush the inner and outer surfaces as well as the chewing area of each tooth.
Brushing: Step 4
With the tip of the toothbrush, clean the inner surface of front teeth.
Flossing: Step 1
Wind 18 inches of the floss around your fingers. Wrap most of it around one finger, with the other finger taking the floss up as it is used.
Flossing: Step 2
Use your forefingers with thumbs to guide an inch of floss between the teeth.
Flossing: Step 3
Hold the floss tightly and saw it gently between your teeth. Curve the floss against one tooth in a 'C-shape', gently sliding it beneath the gums.
Flossing: Step 4
Slide it up and down and repeat the process for each tooth.
- Avoid high sugary treat, and generally eat a balanced diet. Incorporate more nutritious foods, such as plain yogurt, cheese, raw vegetables and fruits for a healthy smile.
- Schedule regular dental checkups; visit the dentist at least every six months and get a professional cleaning done.
- Ask your dentist about sealants-protective plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surface of teeth, at the back of your jaw. This is where the decay starts, so protecting this surface is a good idea.
- Make sure to get special mouthguards designed for you, if you play sports.
If it has been six months or more since your last dental visit, it's time to schedule an appointment. Contact our dental health facility and book an appointment today! We are more than happy to find the right solution for your dental health problems!
At Alexandria Art of Dentistry, we believe in practicing safety and prevention.
This is why we lay emphasis on preventive dental care to combat a host of dental issues that can exacerbate overtime due to negligence or ignorance.
This is not only common among children who must be reminded to brush their teeth twice a day, but also surprisingly among adults who must pay regular visits to a certified dentist.
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