What is Home Care?
Even with routine trips into the dental office for cleanings and exams, the most important place that you’ll receive care is at home. Regular home care is critical to a healthy, strong and full smile. Regardless of age, you should be aiming to brush your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day to remove harmful plaque bacteria from the surface of your teeth. A healthier mouth doesn’t just look better, but it smells better as well.
Why is Home Care so important?
Without routine home care, you’re likely to experience dental-related problems at some point. Tooth decay and gum disease are the two main problems that come from ignoring at-home dental care. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the world, so preventing it altogether can save you from years of treatments and headaches. At-home care is important for every member of the family, including infants, toddlers and children.
What is involved with Home Care?
Proper home care is all about creating and maintaining good hygiene habits. If you’re not used to brushing regularly and flossing, forcing yourself to do so will eventually turn into something that you just do. Some of the different aspects involved with home care include:
- Twice-a-day brushing
- Daily flossing
- Using an antibacterial mouthwash
- Tongue scraping and cleaning
How can we help you with your Home Care?
Our team of dental professionals is here to help you create a home care plan that works for you. We will perform examinations and cleanings to help find your trouble spots. We offer product recommendations, like switching from a manual toothbrush to a power electric one for more effective plaque removal. For children and teens, we can even help in teaching them how to properly brush and floss so that they are actually excited about caring for their smile. Together, we will work with you to ensure that your at-home care is enough to keep your smile looking its best for years to come.
If you’d like more information regarding your home care, call us today to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.