Oral Health Education
Dental hygienists offer oral health education and instructions to help you maintain good oral hygiene habits at home.
The more you do at home; the less time you spend in our dental chair!
- Your everyday habits plays an important role in oral disease prevention. Good home care routine like brushing 2x/day and flossing at least 1x/day are most effective in maintaining good oral health. There are other dental aids that are efficient with plaque control: proxy brushes, sulca brushes, waterpiks, and Electric toothbrushes.
- Also having a balanced diet is equally important; watch that sugar intake! Reducing pop, juices, energy drinks and candy will lower your risk for cavities. Do you like drinking lemon water? Most people are under the impression that this is good for your health, but just like sugar it’s important to watch how frequent you’re drinking acidic drinks since the low PH can cause enamel to wear faster; leading to cavities and sensitivity.
- Oral health is connected to Systemic illnesses. People with compromised health issues will generally be required to take medications to treat conditions. Dry mouth and other side effects are a common occurrence with several medications. These symptoms can increase your risk for oral disease; including cavities. Learn the different ways to cope with symptoms using different products available at our office or the local drug store.