Education for Optimal Oral Health
At Albuquerque Periodontal & Implant Specialists, we understand the importance of professional dental cleanings in preserving excellent oral health. However, it is equally crucial to maintain a consistent and effective dental hygiene routine at home.
Dr. Sun strongly recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily. These simple yet essential habits help prevent tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health issues. By removing plaque and bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline, you can significantly reduce the risk of dental problems.
In addition to regular brushing and flossing, there are other ways to promote strong and healthy teeth. Over-the-counter toothpaste and mouth rinses containing fluoride can provide added protection against tooth decay. Adopting a balanced diet and limiting sugary snacks also contribute to maintaining good oral health.
After meals, try to drink a glass of water whenever possible. This practice helps wash away sugars and food particles, minimizing the risk of plaque formation. If you consume acidic foods or beverages such as sodas or candies, it is advisable to wait for at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth. This allows your saliva to neutralize the acids and protect your tooth enamel.
By adopting and maintaining healthy dental hygiene habits, you can keep your teeth strong and beautiful for years to come. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your current dental hygiene routine, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to provide guidance and support for your oral care needs.