Did you know just a few days of not brushing and flossing can cause problems for your oral health?
Following a proper oral hygiene routine minimizes your risk of developing cavities, gum disease, and other complex dental problems. Properly cleaning the teeth every day limits the amount of plaque and tartar that may develop if the teeth aren’t properly cleaned. At DentalSpa in Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Amy Marckese believes in providing patient-focused dental care and equipping patients with the knowledge they need to improve their oral health. Our Indianapolis dental office provides a range of restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry services to improve the overall quality of your smile.
The Importance of Oral Hygiene
Recent research has made a connection between how your oral health may be affecting your overall health. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to severe health problems like heart disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, and other health issues. Taking care of your oral health can prevent further complications in the future. Practicing a proper oral hygiene routine can help keep your oral health and body on the right track.
Oral Hygiene Routine
Developing a proper oral hygiene routine can be a simple way to improve your oral health.
- Brush your teeth for at least two minutes a day, twice a day.
- Floss your teeth to clean hard to reach spots in the mouth.
- Rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
- Chew sugarless gum between meals.
Be aware of any changes to your oral health. Knowing the signs and symptoms of dental issues can help take charge of your oral health. You can discuss any dental concerns or symptoms you are experiencing during your preventive care visit. Patients should schedule regular preventive care visits twice a year so that we can thoroughly examine your smile for any signs of dysfunction. Dr. Marckese can provide comprehensive treatments to restore health and function to your smile. If you would like to schedule a preventive care visit, contact our Indianapolis, IN dental office.