Good oral hygiene is for everyone. Good dental health helps you avoid bad breath, dentures, and tooth sensitivity. Your Reno, NV dentist, Dr. George Zatarain at Z Dentistry can show you the importance of a good oral care routine and how to get the best results.
There are also some things you can do at home to keep great dental health. Patients can protect their smile by doing the following:
Mind your diet
Keep your oral hygiene its best by not binging on sticky treats or harsh beverages. Try drinking fewer dark beverages, swapping water for soda, and skipping those sticky, sugary treats. Sugars feed the ‘bad’ bacteria in your mouth. These ‘bad’ bacteria cause cavities.
Brush and brush again!
Dr. Z loves to show people how to use a toothbrush! Hold the brush at an angle along the gum line. Be sure to clean the sides and the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Take your time to gently move the brush around your teeth. Two minutes of brushing gives you time to get every nook and cranny.
Brushing removes the stubborn bacteria and food that stick to the teeth after you’ve eaten. Sometimes patients have sensitive gums. If you have painful or bleeding gums, ease up on the pressure and use toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
Kick other bad habits
Avoid painful tooth decay and oral cancer by stopping this bad habit. Smoking and other methods of consuming tobacco ruin your lungs and your dental health too. Quitting tobacco also improves breath odor.
Clean between teeth
We all get food stuck in places where it is difficult to brush. This food can lead to decay and bad breath. Avoid gum disease by flossing. Take care to clean between the teeth with a water pick or with manual floss daily.
Get more information
Once home oral care becomes routine, these tips are simple. A professional cleaning completes your regimen. To get more information, visit your Reno, NV dentist Dr. George Zatarain at Z Dentistry. Contact us at (775) 331-1616 for a consultation.
Z dentistry will be seeing emergency patients only, by appointment until May 19, 2020. We are following guidance from the CDC and the American Dental Association. Thank you for your patience and for helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.