Optimal dental hygiene can reduce your risk of common oral issues, like cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. At DenTull in Princeton, New Jersey, general and cosmetic dentist Janak Tull, DMD, and the team regularly educate people of all ages regarding optimal dental hygiene. Call DenTull today to check in on your dental hygiene, or book an appointment online.
Optimal dental hygiene is important because it’s your first line of defense against tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.
The DenTull team prides itself on providing dental hygiene education. 95% of the practice’s patient base flosses daily and schedules routine teeth cleaning and oral exams.
There are various things you can do to improve your dental hygiene, including:
The easiest way to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to brush with a soft-bristle toothbrush twice daily. Brushing your teeth helps eliminate plaque –– a mixture of food particles, saliva, and bacteria. It also massages your gums and keeps your breath fresh.
Flossing can seem like a hassle, but it’s vital to maintaining a healthy smile. Flossing removes plaque and food particles from below your gum line. That helps fight gingivitis and periodontitis, preventing gum recession.
Preventive teeth cleaning at DenTull is the only way to remove calcified plaque (tartar) from your teeth and beneath your gums. The DenTull team offers ultrasonic cleaning, a quicker and more comfortable alternative to traditional dental scaling.
X-rays use electronic sensors to capture photos of your tooth roots, jawbone, and alveolar bone (the bone that supports your teeth). Regular X-rays at DenTull can alert you to underlying issues, like tooth pulp damage, deep cavities, or bone loss.
The snacks and meals you eat directly affect the health of your teeth and gums. Consuming a balanced diet that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains over sugars and starches can prevent gum inflammation and enamel damage.
Lifestyle factors, like drinking alcohol excessively or using tobacco, increase your risk of oral issues. The DenTull team can make recommendations to help you cut back and focus on improving your oral health.
The DenTull team works with you to create a dental hygiene plan that aligns with your needs and goals.
Symptoms of poor dental hygiene include:
The sooner you seek treatment for these issues, the easier it is to prevent them from worsening.
Call DenTull today to request a review of your dental hygiene, or book an appointment online.