You know that you have the power to keep your smile safe. However, you also know that there’s not just one part of comprehensive smile protection. Instead, there are multiple things you should be doing on a consistent basis, so your oral health remains in lovely shape. So, what are they? Is there an easy way to categorize them, you wonder, so you don’t feel like you’re just frantically doing your best? Our answer to all of your questions is laid out for you within three easy steps.
Step #1: Practice The Prevention We Suggest
When we talk to you about preventive dental care to protect your oral health, we will always tell you to: brush your teeth, floss your smile, and schedule preventive visits. This is very easy to remember! When you get into the habit of practicing these aspects of prevention, you’ll find that it just becomes second nature, so you don’t really even have to think about it.
Step #2: Practice Wise Habits And Make Smart Choices
Now, it’s all about making decisions that will further protect your smile, whether in regard to minimizing bacteria and promoting a neutral oral environment or if it’s about the structure of your mouth. Consider the following:
- If anything threatens the structure of your smile and your oral health, such as a cavity, bruxism, TMJ disorder, etc., then it’s up to you to see us for treatment!
- When choosing foods, be careful with acids and sugars and never reach for anything that might break teeth or harm TMJs.
Step #3: Remember To Ask Questions
If you’re home and something hurts, call us. If you’re at a visit and you really need help with flossing, ask for help! When you ask questions, you make your oral health care even better.
See Us For Complete Professional Preventive Smile Care
We cover all bases when you come in to see us by offering the complete preventive care you need for a glowing, healthy grin. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We also gladly serve patients in Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.