Healthy, Happy Teeth!
Keeping your teeth healthy and happy involves a simple, basic, consistent dental routine of brushing and flossing your teeth, eating a dental-healthy diet, and visiting Lorenzana and Associates for regular checkups.
Why is Proper Dental Care Important?
Practicing proper dental care has the following life-long benefits:
Prevents tooth decay.
Prevents gum (periodontal) disease which can damage gum tissue and the bones that support your teeth, and can ultimately cause the loss of teeth.
Shortens time with the dentist and dental hygienist and makes the trip more pleasant.
Saves money. By preventing tooth decay and gum disease, you can reduce the need for fillings and other costly procedures.
Helps prevent bad breath. Brushing and flossing rid your mouth of the bacteria that cause bad breath.
Helps keep teeth white by preventing staining from food, drinks, and tobacco.
Improves overall health.
Ways to Avoid Dental Problems.
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy requires three simple ingredients: healthy nutritional habits, regular brushing and flossing.
Floss at least once a day and brush your teeth after meals and between-meal snacks to remove plaque.
Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
Avoid foods that contain a lot of sugar. Sugar helps plaque grow.
Avoid using tobacco products, which can cause gum disease and oral cancer.
Get into a daily routine of using a mouthwash that contains fluoride and ingredients to reduce plaque.
Schedule regular trips to Lorenzana and Associates for dental examinations and teeth cleaning.
Cleaning Around Dental Restorations.
If you have dental crowns or bridge work, you should brush and clean between your teeth as you would normally. However, food and plaque are more likely to get trapped along the edges of a crown and under a bridge. Therefore, a careful and consistent cleaning discipline around any dental restorations you may have is essential.
How Often Should You See Us?
Lorenzana and Associates typically recommend that our patients schedule visits for routine dental examinations and cleaning at least once every six months.