Preventative Care

Preventative dental maintenance is essential for long-term oral health. This includes both the manner in which we clean our mouths and the foods we consume.

Regular tooth brushing is essential for good oral hygiene. We advise that you brush your teeth at least twice per day. Ideally, you should brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush after each meal and before rest. Using fluoride toothpaste will aid in the removal of plaque and other food debris from the teeth’s crevices.

To prevent excessive buildup, gently brush at an angle along the gingival line and teeth. Finally, swab the surface of your tongue to eliminate any leftover food particles and maintain fresh breath.

Along with brushing, flossing daily is an essential component of any oral hygiene routine. Bacteria can often linger between teeth in hard-to-reach areas that a toothbrush cannot reach. You can augment flossing with mouthwash to completely eliminate this bacteria and leave your mouth feeling fresh.

Eating a well balanced diet, and avoiding constant consumption of sugars, can also help to maintain proper teeth and mouth health, as well as aid in the prevention of other issues such as snoring and sleep apnea.

It is also crucial to Maintain regular dental exams at Austin Family Dentistry. A checkup every six months can really help maintain oral health and sanitation. If you haven’t visited the dentist in the past six months, contact us today!