Track Your Dental Hygiene in between Dentist visits

Dec 21, 2018

Did you know that it is recommended that patients visit the dentist at least twice a year for professional care? While twice may not seem like a whole lot, many people can’t even commit to that. In between your visits to the dentist, it is important to make sure you are properly caring for your smile. Those that neglect to practice proper at-home dental care are at a much higher risk for tooth decay, cavity formation, oral infections, and even periodontal gum disease. Today, Varallo Orthodontics in Arlington is discussing what you can do to improve your dental hygiene between dentist visits.

Drink more water.

Did you know that your body is more than 50-65% water? Water is a highly important thing for our whole body, especially our smiles. Dehydration and lack of saliva production can actually increase a patient’s risk for tooth decay, cavities, infections, and certain diseases. We recommend drinking a glass of water following each meal to also wash down any debris, bacteria, and plaque.

Eat healthily.

We frequently hear about how important our diet can be for our health, but did you know it also plays a massive role in the health of your smile? Try to eat less sugar, breads, pastas, etc. while introducing more fresh fruits, vegetables, and high-quality meat products. Not only can this improve the health and appearance of your smile, but you may lose some weight as well!

Practice proper at-home dental care.

One of the most important things you can do between professional dental visits is taking care of your smile at home. You should be brushing no less than twice a day, flossing at least once a day and even cleaning your tongue.

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Interested in orthodontic treatment for you or a loved one? Contact our orthodontist in 01866 today to schedule an appointment, we are always accepting new patients at our clinic and would be thrilled to get you onto our schedule for an appointment. Our orthodontist in 02149 looks forward to treating your smile.