Establishing a good dental hygiene routine is crucial to having good oral health and to prevent many dental conditions from developing. The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine cares for your teeth and gums with concern for overall physical health. We instruct you on proper home care to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy and your smile beautiful. Contact us at 732-530-4020; our compassionate dentist, Dr. Glenn A. MacFarlane can help you, so call us today! Our goal is your ideal oral and systemic health.
During your time at our office, our team works hard to improve your oral health. It is essential, however, that you continue taking care of your smile at home through consistent oral hygiene. Good dental hygiene includes a number of daily habits and practices that help to keep your smile healthy and bright. Our dentist recommends that you follow these basic steps to help your smile stay in optimal health:
- Brush your teeth after each meal or at least twice a day. We encourage you to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste free of fluoride.
- Floss at least once every day. The most important time to floss is just before you go to sleep at night.
- Eat a balanced diet. Limiting your intake of very sugary and acidic foods can help to prevent tooth decay.
- Maintain your regular visits to the dentist every six months. During these visits, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and a thorough dental exam to make certain we provide any needed preventive or restorative treatments. Our polishing pastes are free of fluoride, flavorings, oils and dyes.
When you visit our dentist and team, we will review your dental hygiene habits with you and offer needed information on any additional steps you can take to further improve your oral health. To learn more about dental hygiene and to schedule your next appointment at our office, we welcome you to call or visit us today.