By Michael Farivari, DDS
November 10, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: oral health  

Keeping your smile healthy is a pivotal part of both your dental and overall health. Your Hanover, MD, dentists at Ridgeview Dental Care oral hygienecan help you gather some of the best tips and tricks to keep your teeth and oral tissues healthy and clean. Learn more with Dr. Michael Farivari and Dr. Shora Farivari.

At-Home Oral Care
While your dentist can do some extraordinary things at your regular examinations and cleanings, they cannot help you between visits. This means that committing to your at-home oral care routine plays a crucial role in keeping your smile healthy. For most people, an effective oral care routine consists of simply brushing twice a day and flossing once. However, performing these tasks correctly is important. Brush for at least two minutes each time. Use a long strand of floss, moving down the strand to a fresh section between each tooth. Use a new strand of floss for each half or quarter of your mouth to cut down on bacteria spread.

Regular Dental Examinations and Cleanings in Hanover, MD
Your at-home routine is only half the battle when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy. Seeing your dentist twice a year for examinations and cleanings will ensure that your teeth stay free of decay and gum disease. These appointments also allow your dentist to look into problems they may find early on, before they produce any adverse effects like pain or broken teeth. This keeps any necessary procedures as uncomplicated as possible.

How Your Diet Affects Your Teeth 
Eating foods which are high in calcium can help your teeth stay strong and avoid breaking or becoming damaged. Avoid sugary foods and drinks, like soda and candy. If you consume these items, try to do so with a full meal rather than on their own and be sure to brush afterward. If you are not able to brush, swish your mouth with water.

For more information on ways to keep your smile healthy, please contact Dr. Michael Farivari and Dr. Shora Farivari at Ridgeview Dental Care in Hanover, MD. Call to schedule your regular dental examination and cleaning with Ridgeview Dental Care today!

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