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Prevention At Home: The 3 Things You Must Do

Posted on August 13th, 2018

When you’re doing everything within your power to protect your smile through preventive care, that means you’re doing two major things on a regular basis. First, you’re coming in for the care you need from our team, which breaks down into visits every six months for cleanings and checkups. The other thing you’re keeping up with is your effective prevention at home! Do you know what that aspect of your dental care means? If you’re not entirely sure about the details that will guide your smile toward clean tissues and the avoidance of problems like decay and gum disease, look no further than our Saxonburg, PA team’s reminders!

#1: You Must Brush

The first things you must do at home as part of your thorough preventive care practice is brush your teeth. It might sound simple and you may even sometimes wonder if it’s really that effective. It truly is! When you brush, it’s essential to remember to take two full minutes to make sure that you’re actually brushing the entirety of your smile as well as your tongue. When you pay attention to the fronts, backs, sides, and all surfaces of your teeth, you’re removing decay-causing plaque for a smile that can avoid problems like decay with greater ease.

#2: You Must Floss

Yes, just as you may have already guessed, you must floss your smile, too! If you are avoiding flossing but you’re brushing, this isn’t going to yield the results you want. Plaque will build up between your teeth which will leave you with a much greater likelihood of ending up with cavities between your teeth, bad breath, and gum disease! Our team reminds you to floss daily as part of your preventive care at home for success.

#3: You Must Remain Consistent!

Of course, if you’re only brushing and flossing when you feel like it, you’re not going to do much in the way of protecting your oral health. If you’re on track with preventive care (which means you brush two times every day and you floss one time every day, too) then you know you’re performing optimal care to keep your smile safe!

Protect Your Smile With Effective And Consistent Home Care

Remember that when you’re caring for your smile at home according to our suggestions and coming in for prevention, you’re offering your smile extraordinary protection. Receive comprehensive, comfortable personalized dental care in Saxonburg, PA by contacting Saxonburg Dental Care today at (724) 352-4440.

Written by Dr. Sepich

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