Why is it so important to see the dentist if you have good oral health and have great oral hygiene? Well, even though your at-home oral care routine is the most important part of keeping your mouth healthy, your dentist still needs to check on your teeth to spot issues before they become problems. You’ll also benefit from a professional cleaning to remove any hard-to-remove plaque and tartar from the teeth to prevent cavities.
Dr. Zachary Sisler, a Shippensburg PA dentist, encourages patients of all ages to maintain regular dental visits as part of their oral health regimen to keep their teeth and mouths healthy.
The Best At-Home Regimen For Healthy Teeth Includes:
Brush your teeth twice a day
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with an American Dental Association (ADA)-approved toothpaste and toothbrush. Make sure both the toothpaste and toothbrush are ADA approved so you don’t do any damage to your teeth. Brushing your teeth prevents buildup of oral bacteria and hardening of plaque.
Rinse After Eating
Rinsing is also an important part of oral health. Rinsing your mouth with water between meals can help protect your teeth against build-ups. Adding a mouthwash to your daily routine will help protect against gum disease by killing bacteria and reducing gingivitis.
Floss every day
Flossing allows you to remove plaque from between teeth and beneath the gum line. This actually disrupts bacterial colonies, preventing them from building up and damaging the teeth.
When should I begin to visit Dr. Sisler?
Most dentists, including Dr. Sisler, recommend children visit the dentist starting with their first tooth or their first birthday, whichever comes first. This acclimates them to the dentist’s office with an age-appropriate cleaning. We’ll give you tips to care for your child’s developing teeth and help them feel comfortable with dental care.
Visiting the dentist with your child allows parents and caregivers the opportunity to demonstrate healthy habits. Children who visit the dentist with a parent who is also coming for dental care helps reduce anxiety and set a solid foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.
Schedule an Appointment
Dr. Sisler offers comprehensive dental care to people of all ages. Contact our Shippensburg, PA dental office online or by phone at (717) 271-7052 today.