Your Role In Maintaining Oral Health
Your oral health is very important. We use our teeth so much that sometimes we start to take them for granted. It is only when we lose a tooth or have a toothache do we notice how debilitating poor oral health can be. With poor oral health the chances of getting gum disease or ending up with cavities increase greatly. Normally we only visit our family dentistry one or two times a year, so it is up to us to make sure that we are maintaining our oral health the rest of the time. At Lake Marion Dental Care, Dr. Rebecca Nomeland, DDS, is here to make sure that her patients in Lakeville, MN, are given the education they need to ensure that they can maintain their oral health on their own in between dental visits.
What is Involved In Maintaining Oral Health
We all know that brushing and flossing are the key aspects of keeping your oral health at its peak, but there are some things that people tend to forget about. Here are some practices to keep your teeth healthy.
- Limit the use of tobacco and alcohol
- Regularly visit your family dentist
- Use fluoridated toothpaste and mouthwash
- Floss just as regularly as brushing your teeth
- Never go to bed without brushing your teeth
- Brush with the correct technique and length of time
- Do not neglect cleaning your tongue
- Drink more water, and reduce consumption of overly sugary beverages
Learn More About How Our Family Dentistry Can Help You
With the direction of a good, family-friendly dentist, you can be assured that you will maintain good oral hygiene and health for as long as possible. Dentists are here to help you keep good oral health, but since lots of people only visit their dentists once or twice a year, the rest of the responsibility falls to them. If you live in or around Lakeville, MN, Lake Marion Dental care is here to provide you with the help you need to keep good oral health. Call our office in Lakeville at (952) 985-8885 today to set up an appointment.