Posts for category: At-Home Care
While dental checkups and professional cleanings are key for good oral health, a healthy smile starts at home. A daily routine of brushing, flossing, and rinsing is the core of an effective oral hygiene routine, and with diligence, you can achieve a lifetime of dental health.
Drs. Jeffrey Bell, Dale Collins, and Amy Cravath of Abington Dental Arts in Clarks Summit PA can help you develop a dental regime for optimal wellness. Here are the key components of at-home dental care:
Brushing your teeth is the first line of defense against cavities, plaque, and decay. Using a soft-bristled brush and a fluoridated toothpaste, gently brush the surface of each tooth and along the gums. If you have sensitive or stained teeth, your dentist at our Clarks Summit PA office can offer you recommendations on a brand and formula that meets your needs.
Flossing daily is essential for removing particles between the teeth, which can turn into plaque and decay if left to linger. Floss between each tooth, down to the gum, and rinse afterward to flush away any debris.
Using a mouthwash can help with keeping your breath fresh and your teeth clean. Not all formulas work in the same way, so ask your dentist at our Clarks Summit PA office for assistance in selecting a mouthwash.
Healthy eating is good for your teeth as well as your body. Sugary foods and beverages can hasten the development of cavities and decay, so limit your consumption of these items. Make sure to eat a balanced diet with produce, whole grains, healthy fats, and proteins to ensure your teeth are strong and healthy. If you experience pain when eating crunchy or hot or cold foods, tell your dentist at our Clarks Summit PA office as it might be an indication of dental problems.
Make sure to add regular professional cleanings and exams at our Clarks Summit PA office to your oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth in their best shape.
Keep your teeth looking and feeling great with a combination of at-home and in-office care. Call Drs. Jeffrey Bell, Dale Collins, and Amy Cravath at Abington Dental Arts today at 570-586-1411 to schedule an appointment.