Healthy Habits For The New Year
Welcome back to the Perrigo Dental Care blog! This will be our final post of 2015. We hope that you are finding the sort of information here that is useful to your family. And if you should ever need a dentist in Hoover, Alabama, we hope that you will give us a chance to earn your trust.
In our office, we proudly treat senior citizens and children as young as 2 years old, so, it is definitely a family affair around here. Don’t forget that your insurance benefits should start over on January 1st, and you will want to schedule your 2016 appointments as soon as possible.
Until then, we wanted to review some basic practices that will optimize your oral health in the coming year, and for the rest of your life.
Brushing Is Your Basic Defense
The ADA suggests that you brush your teeth for 2 minutes or more, and do so twice each day. This is your basic defense against decay and disease, plus it will leave your mouth feeling fresh.
Flossing Is A Must
Brushing is the least you can do to protect your teeth and gums. But brushing alone is never going to be enough to keep your mouth healthy.
In order to get to the plaque and tartar that hides out between teeth and in other hard to see areas, dental floss is the tool you will need.
Flossing will go a long way towards keeping bad things at bay. It should be done daily.
Make Fluoride Part Of Your Routine
Fluoride is a natural element that promotes tooth retention and keeps cavities and decay away. The good news is that fluoride can be found for free in your home! It is contained right in our Hoover, AL tap water. Additionally, there are good fluoride mouthwashes available that can bring added oral health benefits.
Find A Dentist You Can Trust
Finding a dentist in Hoover, AL that you can trust is a going to be a real asset throughout your life. That’s because visiting your dentist every 3-6 months is essential to keeping your oral health on track.
Our professional cleanings can take care of any lingering bacteria, tartar, or plaque. And our exams can give you an accurate picture of what is going on in your children’s mouths. Catching things early is always less painful and less costly. It can mean the difference between a filling and a root canal!
For an extra layer of protection, we also offer dental sealants on children’s permanent teeth. Our hope is that, with sealants, your child may be able to steer clear of the need for fillings or crowns in the future.
Perrigo Dental Care Is Family-Friendly
In case you didn’t know, our team is led by a father-son dentist-duo, which makes us a true family dental practice. Around here, we offer dental education and comprehensive solutions aimed at meeting your ever-changing needs.
And when it comes to preventative dentistry, you can bet that brushing, flossing, rinsing, and visiting your Hoover, AL dentist are habits that will keep your family smiling through the new year.
Plus, with us, it is simple enough to get started.
Contact Perrigo Dental Care today to schedule an appointment for your family!