Take Better Care of Your Teeth at Home
Created on December 14, 2014
Dr. David Peck and the professionals at Taylor Street Dental Associates can not stress enough the importance of visiting our office regularly for cleanings and exams. Professional screenings allow Dr. Peck to detect issues with your jaw, bones or even oral cancer risks early. Additionally, Dr. Peck can use x-rays and other tools to identify potential decay and gum disease before you could see it at home or experience symptoms. In between these dental visits it is imperative to care for your teeth carefully at home.
- Brush thoroughly, after every meal, with fluoride toothpaste. Be sure to gently brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth.
- Floss twice a day.
- Rinse with a fluoride mouth rinse daily.
- Limit sugar intake, especially drinks high in acid and sugar such as sodas.
- Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months.
You should also be sure to visit Dr. David Peck as soon as you notice any symptoms of a dental condition. The key to a quick and pain free dental treatment is early detection.
With proper preventative care at home, and regular professional cleanings and screenings, you’ll spend less time and money in the dental office. Contact our office to schedule your next appointment today.