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Dental Hygiene Education

Maintaining excellent oral health requires a combination of professional dental cleanings and consistent dental hygiene practices at home. At Craft of Dentistry, we emphasize the importance of both aspects to help you achieve optimal oral health.

Dr. Shvets advises brushing your teeth at least twice per day and flossing daily as the foundation of a healthy dental hygiene routine. This regular habit is essential in preventing tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health issues. By effectively removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums, you can significantly reduce the risk of dental problems.

In addition to regular brushing and flossing, there are other ways to enhance the strength and health of your teeth. Over-the-counter toothpaste and mouth rinses with fluoride provide added protection against tooth decay and strengthen enamel. Following a balanced diet that includes nutritious foods while limiting sugary snacks and beverages also plays a significant role in maintaining good oral health.

After meals, it is beneficial to drink a glass of water whenever possible. This helps wash away any sugars or food particles, reducing the risk of plaque buildup. However, if you consume acidic foods or drinks like sodas or candies, it is advisable to wait for about 30 minutes before brushing your teeth. This allows your saliva to naturally neutralize the acids, protecting your tooth enamel from potential damage.

By implementing these dental hygiene habits, you can contribute to strong and beautiful teeth. If you have any questions or concerns about your current dental hygiene routine, our team at Craft of Dentistry is here to provide guidance and support. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and together, we can ensure your oral health remains optimal for a lifetime of smiles.

 

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