Living a long and healthy life requires taking care of your teeth as you would take care of your body. Our teeth are responsible for many functions that keep us functional (i.e. eating, speaking) and for this reason they require specialised treatment. Giving them the care they deserve on a daily basis is important.
At Healthy Smile Centre, we will protect your oral health by ensuring that your teeth and gums are adequately cleaned at least twice a year. In the meantime, you can protect your teeth from cavities, gum disease and other threats by being as careful as possible on a daily basis. Our dentist in Alexandria will provide you all the information you may need.
It’s important to brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes
While it is ideal to brush your teeth after every meal, your dentist in Alexandria is more interested in you brushing them for 2 minutes at least twice a day – ideally once you wake up and before you go to sleep. Brushing your teeth daily will remove food and bacteria from your teeth, gums and tongue, and will also remove any acid that can compromise your tooth enamel.
Don’t skip flossing
If you want to make sure that your gums will remain healthy and disease-free, you shouldn’t avoid flossing. Daily flossing removes bacteria from these places that are hard to reach in your mouth, while preventing the build-up of plaque. If you can’t floss, you can always ask our dentist in Alexandria for tips and a demonstration.
Unhealthy habits can affect your oral health negatively
Smoking, nail biting, ice chewing and clamping together your teeth are harmful habits for your teeth and gums. While your dentist in Alexandria can offer advice and protection against them, it is up to you to ensure that you are not endangering your oral health.
Healthy foods are better for your oral health
Last of all, a smart and easy way to ensure that your teeth stay strong and healthy is to establish a healthy diet. Instead of consuming foods rich in sugar and starches, opt for foods rich in calcium, vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients for your oral health.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.