Maintaining good oral hygiene is vital to keeping your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. At Wood Creek Dental in Upstate South Carolina, we are committed to helping our patients keep their smiles healthy with preventive and restorative dentistry.
“I absolutely loved this place! Everything was perfect. The environment made me forget I was at the dentist. I have truly never had a dentist spend so much time with me.” — Iona O.
How to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Good oral hygiene starts with a good daily routine of oral health care to prevent plaque buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day to remove plaque and food debris that can get stuck on your teeth during the day. Place the brush at a 45-degree angle against your teeth and use short, gentle strokes.
Floss at least once a day to clean between teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach. Gently guide the floss between teeth and rub from the gumline down.
Antimicrobial mouth rinses can reduce bacteria and plaque in your mouth when used with regular brushing and flossing. Always talk with your dentist about trying a new mouthwash. For some patients, we may not recommend fluoride rinses.
You can also rinse your mouth with water after meals or after consuming sugary foods or drinks to help keep tooth decay at bay.
Another important component to maintaining healthy teeth is eating a healthy diet. Avoid sugary sodas, sports drinks, and other high sugar content foods. Focus on consuming vitamin-dense vegetables and dairy products. They are not only good for your teeth, they are good for your overall health as well!
Visiting the Dentist
Keep your regularly scheduled trips to the dentist twice a year. We can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums with thorough cleanings and comprehensive examinations to prevent and detect any dental health issues.
Is it time to schedule a checkup for you and your family? Call us today at Wood Creek Dental at (864) 214-3934 in Greenville. We happily serve patients throughout the Upstate South Carolina area.