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By Ernest Fontaine, D.D.S.
May 12, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Care Routine  

Caring for your teeth daily is a great method to preserve your smile. Harrisburg, PA dentist Dr. Ernest Fontaine can show you the importance of a good oral care routine and how to get the best results.

A thorough, simple dental care routine is an effective strategy to preserve oral health. Patients can protect their smile by doing the following:

Reduce your consumption of sugar

Keep your consumption of sugars to a minimum. Opt for clear-colored, low sugar beverages. Excess sugar leads to cavities within the tooth enamel. When sugar consumption is left unchecked, decay develops. This will cause a range of dental ailments in the future.

Start with brushing

Brush your teeth twice daily. Clean at an angle along the insides and on top of the surfaces that chew food. Make sure to brush your teeth along the gum line.

Brushing for two minutes each time you brush removes the stubborn bacteria that adhere to the teeth after food consumption. If you have gums that are prone to bleeding and pain, use toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

Improve your lifestyle

Avoid painful tooth decay and oral cancer by not smoking. Smoking and other tobacco products leave residue in your lungs and along with your teeth. These residues can cause staining and tooth loss. Quitting tobacco also improves breath.

Interdental tooth care

Floss between the teeth with a waterpik or with manual floss daily. Food particles get stuck in between teeth. This debris contributes to the formation of decay and unpleasant breath. Flossing prevents gingivitis and periodontitis that ruin tooth and gum health.

Call our office in Harrisburg today

Oral care at home is an affordable, effective way to manage your dental health. A great dentist is your ally to a healthy smile. To get more information, visit Dr. Ernest Fontaine in Harrisburg, PA. Contact us at (717) 564-1310 for a consultation.