Oral Hygiene in Northern New Jersey

The health of your smile all depends on your oral hygiene. And good hygiene depends on taking care of your teeth at home every day and seeing a dentist for professional dental checkups and cleanings at least twice a year. Luckily, there’s no need to search very far to find a dentist with expertise in oral hygiene in Northern New Jersey. Simply visit our dental practice. Our highly-skilled dentists provide adults, teens, and children with a wide range of dental hygiene services and dental procedures to maintain a healthy smile.

What Does Oral Hygiene Entail?

To have healthy dental hygiene, you must take good care of your teeth and gums on a daily basis. This involves daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to a dentist for examinations and cleanings. Together, these can protect you from the plaque and tartar that accumulate on teeth and contribute to cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Fortunately, the combination of at-home dental care and professional dental treatment are the complete oral hygiene habits you need to maintain a healthy smile.

What are Some Good Oral Hygiene Tips?

If you aren’t sure all that’s involved in a proper hygiene routine, you’re not alone. Few people understand how to take proper care of their teeth and gums. But according to dental experts, you just need to follow these simple oral hygiene instructions to keep your smile in the best of health:

  • Brush your teeth very gently, but thoroughly, with a soft-bristled or medium-bristled toothbrush
  • Make sure to brush your teeth when you wake up in the morning, before going to bed at night, and after eating meals and snacks
  • Find a toothpaste that has protective fluoride
  • Floss your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and again at night
  • Try to lower your intake of foods packed with sugar
  • Stop smoking or using any kind of tobacco product
  • Receive regular professional examinations and cleanings at our friendly dental office

What Can You Do to Protect the Health of Your Smile?

While brushing and flossing at home is very important, you also need the expertise of a dentist to detect dental problems, completely clean your teeth, and provide the dental treatments you need for a healthy smile. In addition to the dental benefits, taking care of your teeth can also protect you from many dangerous general medical conditions. Please call our office practice to request a convenient appointment time.

What Is the Right Way to Teach Your Children About Dental Hygiene?

It’s never too soon to start showing your child the importance of dental hygiene. Most parents are amazed that children should be taken to the dentist no later than their first birthday. These professional visits need to continue several times a year throughout your child’s development. Since some children are uncomfortable at the dentist or are unhappy about taking care of their teeth, we have come up with some simple suggestions for improving their dental experience. Try offering your child a tasty and healthy treat after a good visit to the dentist. Let your child choose a toothbrush in their favorite color or with popular cartoon characters. Bring coloring books to the dentist to give the child a pleasant activity to complete during checkups. Call our office for more creative ideas to help your child truly enjoy their regular dental care.

How Can You Develop a Healthy Dental Hygiene Routine at Home?

Just as important as getting regular professional dental care is practicing healthy dental hygiene habits at home. First of all, brush your teeth with a fluorinated toothpaste and softer-bristled toothbrush when you wake up, before bed, and after every meal. Next, floss in the morning and at night to remove any bacteria and food that is hidden between your teeth. To learn more about taking care of your smile at home, call our office today.

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