Ways You Can Step-Up Your Preventive Routine

Studio shot of beautiful young woman brushing her teeth while looking at camera and smiling. Isolated on white background.Advances in dental technology and methodology make processes such as receiving dental implants or attending your root canal treatment much more straight-forward and minimally invasive. Indeed, restorative dentistry is a helpful way to address damage or harm caused to your smile, but nothing is better than maintaining a healthy grin to begin with. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist wants to discuss the importance of preventive dentistry and how a well-rounded routine can provide for a strong smile for life.

The Benefits of Proper Brushing

You often hear from a young age that you need to brush your teeth. While it may seem annoying as a small child, it truly is a necessary part of keeping up with your health. You see, as you progress through the day, a sticky or fuzzy substance known as plaque begins to accumulate on and around your teeth. This substance is laden with bacteria that cause bad breath and destruction to your structures. Paying mind to brush when you wake up and before you go to bed helps remove these deposits and preserves the integrity of your smile.

Another important preventive dental step that you can take at home involves flossing. Everyone at one point or another has experienced getting food lodged between structures, and while it is certainly annoying, it can cause other complications as well. For instance, it will attract bacteria that feed off these particles and secrete harmful acids. What’s more, your chances of developing gum disease increase drastically, which is why it is always important to floss.

Attend Routine Checkups

In addition to brushing and flossing, your dentist recommends attending a routine examination and cleaning at least once every six months. During this process, our team will carefully but thoroughly check your smile for any signs of damage, trauma, abnormal development, decay, and more. We will also perform a cleaning so as to remove deposits of plaque and tartar, followed by polishing the teeth to make bacterial attachment more difficult in the future. In other words, a checkup is an opportunity to have a trained professional examine your smile’s strength and prevent minor concerns from developing into major ones.

Pay Mind to Your Diet

Whether you are aware of it or not, your diet actually plays a major role in your oral health as well. Indeed, certain foods and beverages can cause harm or even destruction, such as sugars that lead to decay and acidity from certain fruits that break down your enamel. Being aware of the effects of these items is crucial to maintaining a strong grin, so it benefits your oral health to do so.

Schedule Your Appointment

Contact Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, CA by calling 760-724-9117 to learn more about the steps you can take to preserve your grin or to schedule an appointment with our team today.