Dentists' Office of The Hudson Valley
1733 Ulster Avenue, Lake Katrine, NY 12449

Oral Hygiene in Lake Katrine, NY

Excellent oral health isn’t something to take for granted. The good news is that a few easy steps are all you need to help promote good oral health throughout your life. There are general recommendations that every person can use, but for healthy teeth tips that specifically address your unique dental hygiene concerns, give us a call and see one of our friendly dentists.

What Can You Tell Me About Dental Hygiene?

Your teeth and gums never get a break from the buildup of plaque. Dental plaque is constantly forming on the teeth. This germ-containing film is the top cause of tooth decay and gum disease, and if it’s not removed, it will harden and become tartar that must be removed by a dentist. Dental hygiene refers to the habits you practice every day to remove harmful plaque buildup before it does serious damage to your dental health.

Dental Care and Oral Hygiene

When you brush your teeth, it’s the manual movement of the bristles over your teeth and gums that gets rid of plaque. This manual removal is significantly enhanced when you use fluoridated toothpaste to brush. Here are a few other oral hygiene tips:

  • Replace your toothbrush every three months as the bristles become less effective and can hold on to bacteria
  • Brush for two to three minutes each time
  • Pay attention to every surface of your teeth when you brush. That includes front, back and top
  • Avoid sugary drinks and limit tobacco intake

Do you have any questions about good oral hygiene in Lake Katrine? If so, please give our dental office a call.

Importance of Dental Hygiene

A proper dental hygiene routine can help you to avoid pain from tooth decay and infections. When you follow your dentist’s oral hygiene instructions, you will be able to eat the foods you enjoy without having to worry about whether they are hard to chew or not. What’s more, a radiant, healthy smile is a proven confidence booster and lowers your risk for general medical conditions. Call us to book an appointment for a fresh start on your oral hygiene routine.

What Should I Know About Healthy Teeth for Kids?

The day that your baby’s first tooth appears, you can begin to clean that tooth with a tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste and a damp cloth. If the tap water where you live isn’t fluoridated, your dentist may recommend a fluoride supplement. At-home oral hygiene for kids is important because if they get into the habit of healthy teeth habits now, it’s much easier for them to keep them up for life.

How Can I Get Healthy Teeth for Life?

Sustaining excellent oral hygiene and health requires more than regular brushing and flossing. Several elements of a person’s lifestyle can contribute to the development of dental cavities and oral disease. How much sugar you ingest every day and how often your teeth come into contact with fluoride both play a role. Stay away from foods and drinks that contain lots of sugar. See a dentist on a regular basis and get early attention for cavities or signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, for an attractive, carefree smile.

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Wed. – 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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