How often do you think about your dental health? Chances are, not enough. And though visiting the dentist bi-annually for your dental cleaning and exam is crucial to your dental health, there is more that can be done to ensure your oral health is up to par!
Keep reading for more.
At home care
Brushing at least twice a day can prevent bacteria from breeding as well as help stop food particles from getting stuck in the teeth — which can cause cavities. It can also prevent bad breath and gum disease. Be sure you brush two to three minutes, spending time on each tooth.
Further, it is important to choose the right toothbrush. Soft-bristled brushes are typically your best bet, as they gently clean without harshness or damage to your teeth and gums. And don’t forget to replace your toothbrush every three months at minimum.
Additionally, using an antibacterial mouthwash can stave off bacteria in the mouth and crevices of the teeth.
In addition to helping your body feel its best, eating a healthy diet consisting of crunchy veggies, fruits and whole grains can help aid in your dental wellness. And, of course, avoiding sugar-laden drinks and candies helps you avoid the risk of cavities and tooth decay.
Custom dental procedures
At Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer more than just run-of-the-mill dental services. Dr. Milan, one of the most talented and sought-after dentists in the area, takes a customized approach to every patient he treats.
In addition to thorough dental exams and cleanings, Dr. Milan is skilled in identifying any issues that could be lurking that have the potential to become problematic. Thus, he is able to recommend any additional treatments that could benefit you and your oral health — from Invisalign to PST Gum Treatment and everything in between. A proactive approach to dental care is Dr. Milan’s philosophy!