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Make A Habit Out Of Oral Health

  • November 13, 2015

Make A Habit Out Of Oral Health

Welcome back to our dental blog!

Now that summer is gone, life for Connecticut families has shifted back into the craziness of another school year.

There are fall sports schedules and countless extracurricular activities to keep up with.

It feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to squeeze everything in that must be done.

We get it.

Sometimes, when you are caught up in the flow of these things, it can be difficult to slow down long enough to think about your family’s oral health needs.

At Gentle Dental Care, we know how important it is for you to have a dental practice right here in Plainville, CT, that is capable of covering all of your family’s ever-changing dental needs in one convenient spot.

But what we do in our office on East Street is about more than maintaining your best smile.

While you are in our care, we will also do our part to keep your family educated on healthy practices for life.

In today’s edition of the blog, we wanted to cover some basic hygiene habits.

Brush Off Your Troubles

Even before you get your first tooth, there is dangerous bacteria, tartar and plaque on the loose in your mouth!

To effectively prevent decay, gum disease, bad breath, and tooth loss, everyone in your family should be brushing their teeth and gums a minimum of twice a day, and for two minutes at a stretch.

That’s not just us saying that, the American Dental Association has also said as much.

It’s the least you can do for your oral health.

More Tools Are Required

When you are brushing, you need to do a bang up job every time.
Be sure to cover all the areas that you possibly can.

But know that you can’t get everywhere you need to with only a brush.

You might not want to hear this, yet the truth is, dental floss is the only way to finish the job.

So, plan on brushing AND flossing more than once a day.

And it might be nice to finish off your daily drill by rinsing with some fluoride mouthwash.

Plan To Visit Gentle Dental Care Often

We are here to help keep your health on track.

This is an important partnership.

You do your part by brushing, flossing, and rinsing on a daily basis.

But, even so, unwanted tartar, plaque and bacteria can still hide out waiting to cause trouble for you.

The only way to prevent unnecessary tooth decay, gum disease, and so forth, is to let us do the heavy lifting.

When you come to our Plainville, CT dental office, our team can provide professional teeth cleaning, gum disease evaluation, checkups, diagnostic exams and cavity-prevention techniques.

While you are here, we can screen for oral cancer and also look for signs of other issues elsewhere in your body.

Gentle Dental Care Makes It Easy

We will make every visit a comfortable experience.

Ask us about sedation dentistry if you need a little extra help relaxing.

For optimal oral health, we suggest that you schedule your family’s preventative appointments every 3-6 months.

Contact us today to schedule your next Gentle Dental Care appointment.


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