Even if a healthy smile is important to you, it’s easy to become neglectful about healthy lifestyle choices. In today’s article, our goal is for you to assess where you stand and think about whether you could step it up a notch. Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and support your quality of life.
Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth correctly after each meal.
Best: Brush your teeth after each meal and floss before bed.
Good: See your dentist if you get a toothache.
Better: See Doctor Johnson once a year even if you don’t notice any dental problems.
Best: Twice-yearly, have an intensive dental exam and professional dental cleaning at Brentwood Dental Designs – Tamatha L Johnson DDS.
A White Smile
Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use a whitening product at home.
Best: Schedule an in-office tooth bleaching procedure.
Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this.)
Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
Best: Restore your smile with a beautiful, stable, and natural-functioning dental implant. (Consult with Doctor Johnson to find out if you are a good candidate for an implant.)
Good: Eat a healthy diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a sensible diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, limit sugary snacks, abstain from energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day to keep acid at bay.
For Young Smiles
Good: Never put your little one to bed with a bottle. When your toddler starts drinking from sippy-cup, don’t let them sip juice or milk all day.
Better: Follow the previous counsel and schedule his/her first dental checkup before the first birthday.
Best: In addition, communicate with Doctor Johnson about dental sealants when your child is young. When your little athlete starts participating in sports, make sure he/she wears a protective mouthguard. Set a good example of daily dental hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices.
Hello, I am Doctor Tamatha Johnson. At Brentwood Dental Designs – Tamatha L Johnson DDS, we are dedicated to the best in dentistry. We invite you to call (603) 679-3679 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.
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