When it comes to oral health, there are a plethora of ways to keep your mouth in its healthiest, best condition. However, some practices are easily overlooked. Here, we’ve recapped three essential ways you can improve your oral health and enjoy a healthy smile.
Do your part
A vibrant, beautiful smile starts with you. Brushing twice a day for a minimum of two minutes, and flossing daily, is essential to keeping harmful bacteria at bay. Using a dollop of fluoride toothpaste about the size of a pea, you should ensure you are brushing all of your tooth surfaces — front, back, top and bottom, as well as your tongue. Additionally, when flossing, be sure to get into the spaces between each and every tooth. And don’t underestimate the importance of flossing: it removes food debris from areas that brushing alone may miss, helping to protect you from tooth decay.
Don’t skip the dentist
This should go without saying, but we’ll say it again: It is vital to visit your dentist for your bi-annual cleaning and checkup. These visits can dramatically help to prevent dental issues before they begin. Your cleaning will also remove plaque buildup on the teeth, specifically in hard-to-reach areas that brushing and flossing can overlook, leaving you with smoother, cleaner teeth and fresher breath. Further, during your visit, your X-rays will ensure that you are cavity-free or uncover any teeth that may have cavities so that they can be properly treated before they turn into bigger problems.
Consider cosmetic dentistry
Oftentimes, when people think about cosmetic dentistry, they think of it as a luxury treatment. Not so. Cosmetic dentistry can offer many more benefits than just an improved appearance of your smile.
For example, straightening crooked teeth can improve your dental health. Teeth that are mis-aligned can be tougher to clean thoroughly and, therefore, develop cavities more easily. Dr. Milan offers Invisalign Invisible Braces at his Birmingham, Michigan dentist office, which can be ideal for both adults and teens alike who wish to discreetly align their teeth. Likewise, cosmetic dental treatments like porcelain and composite veneers as well as dental implants can be fantastic solutions for missing teeth or teeth that are extremely mis-aligned or discolored, not to mention can help to improve daily activities like talking and eating.
A dentist who knows
If you’re looking for a credible and highly skilled dentist in Michigan, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Mitchell Milan of Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is a 20-year expert in dentistry with a unique focus on the latest cosmetic dental treatments.
Especially in tune with today’s industry advancements, he is proud to offer a wide variety of dental services to his patients, many of which other dentists in the area and across the state do not. Whether you’re searching for a highly-qualified family dentist or a trusted dentist to correct specific tooth or mouth issues, Dr. Milan can accommodate nearly any dental situation…even those that were thought to be lost causes.
Are you interested in learning how to take the health of your mouth to the next level? Contact Dr. Milan’s dental office today for your appointment.