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4 Dental Care Tips From a Trusted Family Dentist April 21, 2017

Homer, Kenai Peninsula
4 Dental Care Tips From a Trusted Family Dentist, Homer, Alaska

When it comes to oral health, there are a number of tasks you should complete on a regular basis to ensure your smile stays beautiful. Are you doing everything you should to prevent tooth decay? Here, the dentist and support staff at Preventive Dental Services PC in Homer and Barrow, AK, offer a simple guide to good dental care to ensure you’re following the best preventative maintenance practices. 

To maintain good oral health, you should:

  • Brush Your Teeth Properly: It’s not enough to simply brush your teeth. You need to do so using the correct technique to maximize its effect. Place your toothbrush at a 45° angle and brush not only all the surfaces of the tooth, but also where the tooth meets the gums. Ask your dentist to teach you the proper way to brush during your next visit.

  • Hydrate Often: You may be surprised to learn drinking lots of water is vital to maintaining good oral health. Not only does water wash away bacteria from your teeth, but it also aids in the production of saliva and the prevention of dry mouth, which can lead to serious dental issues.

  • Avoid Acidic Foods: Consuming acidic food and drinks is bad for your teeth. Things like oranges, soda, tomato products, coffee, and alcohol may cause your tooth enamel to wear away. If you do consume any of these, rinse your mouth right after you’re finished eating or drinking. You can also consume them alongside foods with a higher pH level, such as oatmeal, nuts, and bananas, to balance out the acid.

  • dentistVisit Your Dentist Twice a Year: You won’t be able to brush or floss hardened plaque away. This is why you should visit your dentist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning. During this time, they will also inspect your mouth for other dental issues.

Get the best dental care for the whole family from Preventive Dental Services PC. Whether you need a root canal, emergency dental services, or sealants, these experts are ready to help. Call (907) 235-1286 to set up an appointment, or visit their website to learn more about the services they offer.

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