Preventative Hygiene Therapy
Designed to keep your mouth healthy and help you avoid gum disease and decay, preventative hygiene treatments can reduce your need for significant dental treatments.
Practicing good oral hygiene at home is very important, but preventative hygiene therapy takes your home care to the next level and includes professional cleaning, scaling, and polishing at our dental clinic.
Brush your teeth and floss daily
Brushing your teeth at least twice daily, flossing, and using interdental brushes are major players when it comes to maintaining optimal oral health at home. These practices alone offer hefty protection from a range of oral health issues that arise due to poor dental hygiene.
Your dentist will examine your teeth and show you the best way to brush correctly. We will also give you information on setting up regular maintenance appointments with our in-house dental hygienist. These appointments ensure your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and free of tartar and plaque build-up.
A combined effort between you and your dentist gives you the very best chance for optimal oral health.
Don’t forget regular dentist visits
Regular dental visits are essential for good oral health. Even if your brushing and flossing at home is top-notch, having your dentist examine your teeth regularly is important.
These routine checkups are quick and help your dental team identify any early signs of gum disease or decay. This allows us to act quickly and apply the most appropriate treatment measures and give you the best possible protection and outcome.
Eat a balanced diet
The food and drinks you consume impact your oral health. At Tulsa Dental Center, we offer a range of dental hygiene treatments designed to protect and improve your oral health, but your diet plays a critical role in your oral health success. It’s essential you limit your intake of sweet and sugary foods and drinks if you want your teeth to be as healthy as possible.
The types of foods you eat and how often you consume them plays a role in the health of your gums and teeth. Sweetened drinks and non-nutritious snacks increase your risk of tooth decay. When plaque comes into contact with sugar in the mouth, an acid is formed. This acid attacks the teeth, leading to decay.
Low or no-sugar treats are one place to start, and improving your overall levels of nutrition will make a big impact on your overall oral health, preventing decay and delaying serious issues regarding tooth loss or cavity formation.
For optimal oral and dental health, keep the following guidelines in mind when choosing your snacks, drinks, and meals.
- Swap sugary drinks to low or no-sugar options.
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat a range of healthy food options from food groups including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low/no fat dairy, and lean protein
- Limit your snacks or choose healthy snack options
A healthy diet, regular check-ups, twice-daily brushing, and flossing are helpful and necessary tools when it comes to maintaining excellent levels of oral hygiene. Routine cleanings with scaling and polishing at our clinic offers extended oral health protection.
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