How to Keep Pharr’s Young Teeth Healthy and Strong
August 30, 2017
At our Pharr dentist office, our kids dentists understand the importance of keeping your children’s teeth strong and healthy. Kids who start off on the right foot with their teeth, typically end up maintaining proper oral health throughout their lifetime.
Our dentists ensure that every patient—young and old—is educated on how to properly maintain their teeth. Healthy teeth help promote overall health in the body. Poor oral health has been found to be connected to several life-threatening and debilitating diseases, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Our goal is to make sure all of our patients avoid these issues by keeping their teeth clean.
MAINTAINING PROPER ORAL HEALTH
As far as oral health goes, it’s best to start early. Here are just some of the ways we encourage our patients to stay healthy:
BRUSHING – This may come across like a no-brainer, but there are plenty of people who don’t brush properly or don’t brush enough. Brushing teeth should be done twice per day—once in the morning and once before going to bed. Brushing should take no less than two minutes. This ensures that as much plaque as possible is removed.
FLOSSING – Flossing is a pretty popular mode of dental upkeep, but it’s surprising how many people simply do not floss their teeth. Flossing helps removes food particles and plaque from between and around teeth. Floss reaches where the toothbrush bristles can’t. Flossing also helps stave off periodontal disease (gum disease) by strengthening the gums. We recommend flossing once per day.
RINSING – There are various types of antiseptic mouthwashes out there. Regardless of which you choose, try to be consistent with it. After brushing and flossing, conduct a thorough rinse to remove any remaining plaque or bacteria that is left behind.
DENTAL CLEANINGS – The three aforementioned steps are incredibly important, but so is this fourth step. At Arcade Dental, our kids dentists and general dentists recommend conducting dental cleanings every six months. This allows our dentists to get rid of hard to remove plaque buildup that can cause cavities and gum disease. We are also able to identify any immediate or possible issues, such as cavities, in the mouth and can correct them during the appointment.
Our Pharr dentists encourage everyone, especially kids, to follow these steps to keep their teeth healthy.
SCHEDULE YOUR KIDS DENTAL CLEANING TODAY
How long has it been since you or your child has had a dental cleaning? If it’s been more than six months, then it is time to schedule a cleaning. Contact our Pharr dental office today and schedule your appointment.
If you’ve recently had a dental cleaning, then be certain to continue brushing, flossing and rinsing regularly.
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