Dental Health Tips For Spring From Perrigo Dental Care
Hello and welcome to the Perrigo Dental Care blog!
In our family-friendly Hoover, AL practice we treat everyone from senior citizens to toddlers as young as 2 years old. And, we can tell you that the younger you start in on good oral health habits, the happier your life will be! That’s because, with any luck, you’ll be able to sidestep major health issues and costly treatments.
With winter almost over, it seems like a good time to think about spring cleaning and rebooting your family’s dental hygiene. As such, in today’s blog post, we wanted to review some of the best practices for staying on-track.
Brushing Is A Non-Negotiable
You probably already know that brushing your teeth is a big deal. You may not know that the ADA suggests that you try brushing your teeth for 2 minutes or more, and that you ought to be doing that twice each day. It only makes sense, since this is your frontline defense against cavities and gum disease. And regular brushing will leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean.
Don’t Forget To Floss
In order to go after the plaque and tartar (not to mention food particles) that hang out between teeth and in other hard to reach regions, dental floss is always your best bet. It becomes second nature if you just start doing it in conjunction with brushing.
Make Friends With Fluoride
To step up your game, make friends with fluoride. Fluoride is a natural element that promotes tooth retention and keeps decay at bay. In most places, fluoride can be found for free in your house! That’s because it is contained right in the majority of public tap water. Plus, there are good fluoride mouthwashes available that can bring added oral health benefits. It is easy, quick, and painless to make it part of your routine.
Put Perrigo Dental Care On Your Calendar
You can only do so much on your own at home. You’ll need to draw upon specialized knowledge and modern dental tools to really optimize your health. That’s why visiting your dentist every 3-6 months is the key to keeping things on track.
At Perrigo Dental Care, our professional teeth cleanings can eradicate any lingering bacteria, tartar, or plaque. And our thorough dental exams can give you an accurate picture of what is going on in your mouth. Catching things early is always less painful and less costly. It can mean the difference between a filling and a root canal! It can mean your very life when it comes to oral cancer!
If you’d like an added layer of protection, we also provide dental sealants on children’s permanent teeth. The thought is that, with sealants, your child may be able to avoid the need for dental fillings or crowns down the road.
Let Perrigo Dental Care Be Your Partner In Oral Health!
When it comes to preventive dentistry, we’ve got you covered!
You’d better believe that brushing, flossing, rinsing, and visiting your Hoover, AL dentist are the sort of great habits that will keep your family smiling all through life!
Contact Perrigo Dental Care today to schedule your next appointment!