Preventive Oral Health Education
At Smile Quest Dental in St. Paul, we know that to keep your smile looking and feeling great for life, practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits is vital. But did you know that these habits can also benefit your overall health by helping to reduce your risk of developing serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes? I
So, what preventive oral health habits should you be incorporating each day?
Brushing twice a day for at least two minutes per session. By doing so, you'll remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums, which will help prevent gum disease.
Flossing at least once a day. This will also help remove plaque and bacteria from your mouth, as well as food particles that can get stuck between your teeth and cause decay if not removed.
Eating a balanced diet and avoiding sugary snacks and drinks. A healthy, nutritious diet will provide your teeth and gums with the nutrients they need to stay strong, while sugary snacks and drinks will increase your risk of developing cavities and gum disease.
Visiting us regularly for checkups and cleanings. These appointments allow our team to remove tartar buildup from your teeth that you cannot remove with at-home brushing and flossing techniques. They also help ensure that we're able to catch any oral health problems in their early stages and before they become more serious.
By incorporating these preventive oral health strategies, you'll not only help keep your smile healthy and beautiful, you'll also help protect your overall health in the process.
Need additional tips for keeping your smile looking and feeling great? Call us today!
Contact Smile Quest Dental About Preventive Oral Health Education Today
- Ensure that you’re doing everything you can to protect your smile
- Learn effective oral health techniques and strategies
- Help keep your smile strong and beautiful for life
- Reduce your risk for decay, gum disease, and more
- Prioritize your smile!