At DentalSpa in Indianapolis, family dentist Dr. Amy Marckese offers a wide range of dental treatments to help patients achieve a healthier smile. During the holidays season, some patients may put their oral health on the back burner. Maintaining a healthy smile at the start of the new year is especially important because you don’t want to develop cavities, tooth decay, or other complex dental problems, which may require advanced treatment in the future. In order to avoid complex dental problems, patients should utilize preventive dental care. Preventive dental care is achieved through patient education, proper oral hygiene, and regular visit to our Indianapolis dental office. To ensure you keep your smile healthy at the start of the new year, we have compiled a small list of preventive care tips that can help keep your smile healthy and bright!
Healthy Smile Tips
- Follow a regular oral hygiene routine. The holiday season is full of treats and sweets, which contains sugar that can stick to your tooth enamel. If the sugar is not removed, it can lead to cavities and tooth decay. Make sure that you brush your teeth twice a day, floss, and use an antibacterial mouthwash. Following a healthy oral hygiene routine can help you keep your smile healthy and clean.
- Chew sugarless gum. Chewing sugar-free gum between meals can help remove harmful bacteria and debris from the teeth and mouth. Chewing gum also helps keep your breath fresh during social interactions.
- Don’t forget to stay hydrated. Whether you’re running around picking up last minute presence or you are taking this much needed time to relax, don’t forget to drink water. Water helps keep the breath fresh, flush away debris, and keep your mouth hydrated.
- Schedule a preventive care exam. General dentist Dr. Marckese usually recommends patients visit her office biannually for a complete comprehensive exam. During your exam, Dr. Marckese will screen for dental issues like oral cancer, bite disorder, and gum disease. If you haven’t scheduled one this year, contact our Indianapolis dental office.