Our dedicated dentist and team are committed to enhancing your oral health during your visits to Avent Ferry Family Dentistry. However, in-office care is only one part of keeping your mouth and smile healthy. Maintaining good oral hygiene at home is crucial for preserving your smile. Effective dental hygiene includes several daily routines and practices that contribute to the overall wellbeing of your teeth and gums.
We recommend the following fundamental steps to help maintain optimal oral health:
- Brush Your Teeth: It is essential to brush your teeth after each meal, or at least twice a day. We encourage you to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride. This simple routine helps remove food particles and plaque, preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
- Floss Daily: Flossing is equally vital; aim to floss at least once every day, with a particularly important time being just before bedtime. Flossing reaches areas between your teeth that brushing alone cannot, ensuring your oral health is comprehensive.
- Healthy Diet: Your diet plays a significant role in oral health. Limiting your consumption of sugary and acidic foods can help prevent tooth decay. Opt for a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables and dairy products to strengthen your teeth.
- Regular Dental Visits: Maintain your regular appointments with our dentist every six months. During these visits, we provide professional teeth cleaning and conduct a thorough dental examination to identify and address any preventive or restorative needs.
When you visit our office, our team will assess your dental hygiene practices and provide guidance on any additional steps to enhance your oral health.
For more information about oral hygiene in Holly Springs, North Carolina, or to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Scott Butts, please contact us today at 919-372-3400. Your oral health is our priority, and we look forward to helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.