Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to neglect smile-friendly lifestyle choices. In this post from The Plano Dentist, our goal is for you to analyze where you stand and look at whether you could step it up a notch. Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and improve your quality of life.
Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth properly after each meal.
Best: Brush after each meal and floss properly before bed.
Good: See the dentist if you get a toothache.
Better: See us once a year even if you don’t notice any dental issues.
Best: Twice-yearly, have an intensive dental exam and professional dental cleaning at The Plano Dentist.
A White Smile
Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use a tooth whitening system at home.
Best: Schedule an in-office tooth bleaching procedure.
Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this.)
Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
Best: Restore your smile with a beautiful, strong, and natural-functioning dental implant. (Consult with us to find out if you are a good candidate for an implant.)
Good: Eat a wholesome diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a sensible diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, limit sugary snacks, abstain from energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day to keep acid at bay.
For Young Smiles
Good: Never put your little one to bed with a bottle. When your toddler starts drinking from sippy-cup, don’t let them sip juice or milk all day.
Better: Follow the previous counsel and schedule his/her first dental checkup before the first birthday.
Best: In addition, speak with us about dental sealants when your child is young. When your little athlete starts participating in sports, make sure he/she wears a protective mouthguard. Set a good example of daily dental hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices.
At The Plano Dentist, your dental health is our top priority! Services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
Contact The Plano Dentist:
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3115 W Parker Rd Ste C538