How do you know if you have gum disease? There are a number of warning signs that everyone should know — early detection and treatment are key to your oral and overall health.
Most people associate October with candy, sugary pumpkin-flavored treats, and other things that are horrible for teeth. But did you know that October is also National Dental Hygiene month? That makes it the perfect time to step back and evaluate how you’re taking care of your precious smile. Here are a few friendly tips on how to take your routine for dental hygiene in Plano to the next level.
Did you know that most dental hygienists attend school for at least two years in order to become experts on oral hygiene? They’re a treasure trove of knowledge and can offer you personalized advice on how to take the best possible care of your smile at home. Next time you visit your dentist in Plano for a checkup, bring a list of all your questions about brushing, flossing, rinsing, and any other topic that relates to keeping a clean and healthy mouth. Your hygienist will be happy to share their insight with you!
Here are a few suggestions that may help you improve your at-home oral hygiene routine:
Good oral hygiene shouldn’t be something that you only practice in the morning and evening. There are things you can do throughout your day that will help you maintain a clean and fresh mouth:
How clean is your mouth? Use the above tips to achieve a fresh smile and protect your teeth from plaque and decay.
Dr. Christopher Pollard has been practicing dentistry for 30 years. He and the other members of our team enjoy coaching patients on how to practice good oral hygiene and prevent dental problems. If you would like to talk to Dr. Pollard or one of our hygienists about how you can take better care of your smile, contact our office at 972-954-2643.
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