Dental Hygiene

Dentist in Wilmington, NC

Good dental hygiene comes from habits at home, in addition to professional dental cleanings. It is recommended by Dr. Jacob Long that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. This will help prevent tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other problems with oral health.

To keep your teeth strong and healthy, there are several other things that you can do at home. The best way to help reduce plaque and tartar are over the counter products such as toothpastes and fluoride-containing mouth rinses. Good oral health can also contribute to a balanced diet and a limit on sugary snacks.

Wash away sugars from foods and drinks with a glass of water after meals. Acids that can wear away the enamel of your teeth can be found in sodas and candies. To neutralize these acids, your saliva is good. In order to give your saliva time to protect your teeth, wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth.

At home, healthy habits can keep your teeth strong and beautiful. Contact us today if you have any questions about your dental hygiene routine at home.

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