Discover the many measures you can take daily to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Your oral health should be just as important to you as your general health. After all, making sure that your teeth and gums are healthy and problem-free can also go a long way to maintaining good general health, as well. Our Jackson Heights, NY, family dentists Dr. Hassan Alamzad and Dr. Rihito Matsui are here to provide you with some easy but helpful tips on preserving your oral health for the long run.
You should be brushing your teeth twice a day; however, brushing your teeth won’t do any good if you aren’t doing it right. Opt for a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste (which will help fight cavities) and brush once in the morning and again at night. When you brush may sure to brush all surfaces of your teeth as well as your tongue. Set a timer for at least two minutes and make sure you are brushing the entire time.
Remember the Importance of Flossing
Flossing is an often forgotten habit but one that you shouldn’t forget about if you want to prevent decay. While brushing your teeth is a great way to clean the front and back surfaces of your teeth, your toothbrush won’t be able to get into those tight spaces between teeth. To thoroughly remove plaque and food from between teeth it’s important that you floss your teeth at least once a day (preferably before bedtime).
Maintain a Smile-Friendly Diet
What you eat day in and day out can make or break your smile. If you are someone who consumes a lot of sodas, sports drinks, sugar treats and starches then you are leaving your mouth prone to decay and gum disease. If you want our Jackson Heights, NY, dentist to give you a clean bill of health at your next dental cleaning then it’s important that you avoid sugar and other refined carbs (e.g. white bread) and eat more vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and whole grains.
Queens Professional Dental Care in Jackson Heights, NY, is dedicated to providing you with the quality, individualized dental care you’ve been looking for. Call our office today to schedule your routine cleaning or to talk to us about the other options we offer to giving you the smile you want.