This June, Hamilton Dental Designs in Allentown, PA is celebrating oral health month. In this post, we will share some important information about improving your oral health through proper oral hygiene habits.
Dr. Jose Gil and our dental care team are committed to helping our patients improve their smiles. We offer a full range of preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and dental implant services to patients in need of dental care. Allentown dentist, Dr. Gil takes the time to establish a trusting relationship with each our patients, as well as listen to their needs to create a safe, comfortable, and relaxing environment.
If you have not visited the dentist recently, we encourage you to visit Hamilton Dental Designs. We can help you make an informed decision regarding your oral health. To schedule an appointment, call 610-421-4540 or schedule an appointment online.
Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits
A pearly white smile is great for aesthetic reasons. However, that doesn’t mean that the foundation or structure of your teeth is healthy. Creating healthy oral hygiene habits can help reduce your risk of developing oral health complication that can compromise the health, function, and aesthetic of your smile. When you don’t practice healthy oral hygiene habits, you may have an increased risk of developing oral health complications such as gum disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss.
The goal is to develop and practice healthy oral hygiene habits to reduce your risk of developing a complex dental problem. If you are having a difficult time developing a healthy oral hygiene routine, visit Dr. Gil. Dr. Gil can work with you to create a plan that addresses all of your dental needs.
In the meantime, try to incorporate these key healthy habits into your oral health routine.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day—for at least two minutes
- Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months
- Floss your teeth at least once a day to remove debris and plaque between the teeth
- Quit smoking and tobacco use
- Use an antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash in conjunction with brushing and flossing to reduce plaque buildup
- Limit sugary drinks and foods. Try to follow a smile healthy diet.
- Visit the dentist at least twice a year for your preventive care examine.
Visit our experienced, friendly dental care team at Hamilton Dental Designs in Allentown, PA. Dr. Gil and our dental team can work with you to address any dental concerns you may have. During your appointment, Dr. Gil will perform a full comprehensive exam to check the smile for any signs of dysfunction. During this time, Dr. Gil can also make any treatment recommendations to improve your smile. To learn more about your preventive care exam, contact our Allentown dental office.