Did you know that maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile at all times may be easier than you think? Your dental health in Naperville, IL, can be maintained with proper at-home preventative care and regular checkups with your dentist. By taking care of your mouth, you can avoid problems like cavities or gum disease from developing, which is why Dr. Kaz Kymantas is promoting National Cleaning Month to educate patients on the importance of keeping up with their oral health.
At-Home Dental Hygiene
While at home, you can easily keep bacteria at bay by taking a few minutes out of your day to keep your teeth clean. We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day (but after every big meal is best!) to remove any trapped food or gathering of plaque. Flossing is important to do in conjunction with brushing to clean areas where a toothbrush can’t reach, and should be done at least once a day. Additionally, it is important to keep a clean toothbrush by changing it out for a new one regularly. After some time, your toothbrush can get food particles and bacteria trapped within the bristles, which can then spread back into your mouth.
Preventive Dental Appointments
While regular at-home care is effective, bacteria can still sneak below the gum line and plaque can build up to form tartar deposits in hard to reach areas of your mouth. By seeing your dentist every six months for preventive care, any potential problem areas can be identified and treated before they become more serious concerns. Bacteria left in the mouth too long can eventually cause cavities or gum disease, which require much more extensive dental treatments. When you come in for your dental cleaning, your dentist or hygienist can show you proper ways to brush and floss to minimize the bacteria left on the teeth.
If you are looking to improve your dental health in Naperville, IL, book an appointment with Dr. Kymantas today! We will be able to evaluate the state of your oral health, identify any areas of concern and provide you with a thorough cleaning. Celebrate National Cleaning Month with a healthy, clean mouth!