Basic dental care can help you avoid problems like periodontal disease, bacteria, infections, staining or discoloration of the teeth, and even overall health problems. Studies have shown that those with poor dental hygiene can have an increased risk of serious health issues such as diabetes, stroke or heart disease. So, it’s important to have good overall dental health, and you can take the first steps by making sure you and your family are brushing and flossing every single day. Our dentists will help ensure you are doing not only the basic care for your teeth but taking every precaution to make sure your teeth are getting the full treatment.
When you are brushing, you want to first make sure you are brushing twice each day, using an ADA®-approved toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. We recommend switching out your toothbrush every three months and using a soft-bristled brush. When you or your child brush, be sure to brush the front and back as well as your tongue to remove any leftover debris.
Flossing is the ultimate tool against gum disease, reaching those hard-to-access places below the gumline and between teeth. This helps remove food and debris and prevent the buildup of plaque, which can eventually prevent cavities and disease.
If you have more questions concerning your daily oral hygiene, give Clear Dental a call at (907) 313-2433 today. Our team will be happy to guide you and your family with brushing and flossing instructions in Anchorage, Alaska!