We do everything we can to protect your natural smile. However, our dentist and team also realize that most important part of keeping your smile healthy can only happen at home. Dr. Olson will be happy to give you advice on how to achieve ideal oral hygiene and will answer any questions you may have. We invite you to contact us today if you would like to learn more about how your dental hygiene practices at home can keep your smile healthy.
During your time at our office, our team works hard to improve your oral health. It is essential, however, that you continue taking care of your smile at home through consistent oral hygiene. Good dental hygiene includes a number of daily habits and practices that help to keep your smile healthy and bright. We recommend that you follow these basic steps to help your smile stay in optimal health:
- Brush your teeth after each meal or at least twice a day. We encourage you to use only soft-bristled toothbrushes and a toothpaste that includes fluoride.
- Floss at least once every day. The most important time to floss is just before you go to sleep at night.
- Eat a balanced diet. Limiting your intake of very sugary and acidic foods can help to prevent tooth decay.
- Maintain your regular visits to the dentist every six months. During these visits, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and a thorough dental exam to make certain we provide any needed preventive or restorative treatments