Beautiful smiles and healthy teeth are the product of good oral care. By developing good oral hygiene habits as a child, you set yourself up for better oral health in your adult years. In addition to caring for your teeth at home, you need professional input from a dental hygienist to keep your teeth and gums in optimal health. If you live in Oakland, California, or neighboring communities, you can partner with Dr. Kenneth Childers from Montclair Dental Care to keep your smile beautiful and healthy.
Your dental hygiene habits play an essential role in keeping your smile healthy and attractive long-term. Dental care at home starts with establishing a regular brushing and flossing routine. We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice daily with a soft-bristle manual or electric toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Brushing cleanses your teeth of food particles after eating and reduces plaque buildup. You should also floss at least once daily to reach food particles your toothbrush missed.
The following habits are also essential for healthy, attractive teeth:
By combining home care with professional dental care, your smile can truly flourish! Every six months, you should schedule a dental checkup and cleaning with Dr. Childers, so that we can keep track of your oral health.
During a dental checkup, Dr. Childers will check for signs of decay, tooth infections, or gum disease, so we can nip these problems in the bud before they cause extensive damage to your teeth. We’ll take X-rays to check bone health beneath the gum line of your teeth, where bacteria can breed. If you have cavities or early gum disease, we’ll take action to treat these problems quickly to protect healthy teeth.
Dental cleaning entails the removal of plaque and tartar buildup that can damage the enamel of your teeth and lead to gum disease. We’ll also polish your teeth to leave them squeaky clean. Routine dental cleaning will improve your oral health and protect you against dental issues leading to premature tooth loss.
Your smile is priceless! A beautiful smile will make you look and feel your best, which will give you greater confidence in all that you do. An attractive smile will provide you with an incentive to smile more often, making it easier to meet new people and make friends. The more you smile, the more comfortable people feel around you, opening doors for your future. Smiling releases “feel good” hormones into your system, reducing stress and anxiety and boosting your mood. The more you smile, the happier you’ll feel!