Visit Our Dental Office for Tips for Healthier Teeth

Patients often want to know how they can take better care of their teeth. Along with treating and cleaning a patient's teeth, we will also use this time to educate the patient on proper at-home care techniques. The bottom line is that proper oral hygiene takes both the dentist and patient providing care. Proper dental care involves at least two regular visits to the dentist for professional cleanings and daily at-home care.

Our dental office relies on you to make sure that your teeth stay healthy, that you have a good oral health routine, and that you come in on a regular basis to see us for cleaning and routine maintenance.

Tips for Healthy Teeth

There is not a single one-stop solution that will allow you to have perfect teeth. Caring for your teeth, like caring for anything, is a process that you must be willing to embrace. A few of the basic things you can do to make sure your teeth are in optimal health is to do what we recommend for every visit you make with us.

This includes coming to our office at least twice every year, brushing your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day, and using floss and mouthwash to augment your brushing.

Be cautious with sugar

For those of you who believe that there is more, you could be doing, when you come in to see us for dentistry, there are a few things you can do to make sure your teeth stay healthy. One of the most important is to avoid the amount of sugar that comes in direct contact with the enamel of your teeth.

If you do have something sugary, you should consider rinsing your mouth out immediately or if possible, using a toothbrush to get the sugar off your teeth. This is because the sugar in common products like soda, energy drinks, tea, and coffee tend to coat your teeth and make the bacteria that occur naturally go into overdrive.

While many patients of a dentist office are very familiar with the fact that sugar can be damaging, few realize that acid or sours can be just as damaging. This is because the acid in sours acts to make the enamel on your teeth extremely weak, and this allows for easy cavities to form.

Change Your Toothbrush

The other piece of advice we always give to any patient when they come in to see us for dentistry is to make sure they are changing their brush — or brush head, if they use an electric toothbrush — at least every six months. One of the ways we are able to remind you to consistently change your toothbrush is by handing you a brand new toothbrush at a bi-annual visit.

Another thing we want to remind you of this visit is to floss your teeth. We do this by handing you a brand new roll of floss, so you remember to clean in between your teeth, as well as brush them.

Why does this all matter?

Request a dental appointment here: https://jacksonheightdental.com or call 82nd St. Dental at (718) 709-3883 for an appointment in our Jackson Heights dental office.

Recent Posts

Getting Fluoride Treatment In A Dental Office

Fluoride treatment is often necessary for people in order to maintain healthy teeth. The teeth are prone to decay and erosion because people don’t always properly care for their teeth as they should. A person can have fluoride treatment done at their dentist’s office as well as through using products that contain high amounts of…

How A General Dentist Treats Gingivitis

A general dentist can help you with gingivitis. Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontitis. Treatment must happen right away to stop it from progressing. If you want to know how your general dentist can treat your gingivitis, here are the details.The general dentist will review the patient’s medical and dental history. This will tell…

General Dentistry Tips For Addressing Tooth Pain

When you choose general dentistry services for your oral health needs, you get a wide range of care. This includes not only routine checkups but diagnoses of various conditions and treatment of these issues. One of the most common ailments that you might encounter is tooth pain. These feelings can indicate different problems, but your…

A General Dentist Answers Questions About Dental Crown Material Options

Your general dentist may have told you that you need a dental crown. It can be difficult to choose the right type of crown for you. There are many different dental crown materials to choose from. The type of material that will work for you will depend on several factors. If you are trying to…


Recent Posts

How A General Dentist Treats Gingivitis

How A General Dentist Treats Gingivitis

A general dentist can help you with gingivitis. Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontitis. Treatment must happen right away to stop it from progressing. If you want to know how your general dentist can treat your gingivitis, here are the details.The general dentist will review the patient’s medical and dental history. This will tell…

General Dentistry Tips For Addressing Tooth Pain

General Dentistry Tips For Addressing Tooth Pain

When you choose general dentistry services for your oral health needs, you get a wide range of care. This includes not only routine checkups but diagnoses of various conditions and treatment of these issues. One of the most common ailments that you might encounter is tooth pain. These feelings can indicate different problems, but your…