Posted: October 11, 2013
Taking steps to establish a good daily dental hygiene routine is a good way to keep your family’s teeth healthy and strong. By adopting an oral hygiene routine, you and your family members can avoid cavities and other oral health problems.
The most important things to include in your oral hygiene routine are:
- Visiting your dentist every six months
- Flossing once every day
- Brushing at least twice a day
The above habits combat plaque, which is the sticky film on your teeth that causes tooth decay. When plaque remains on your teeth, the acidic content begins to eat away at the enamel of your teeth. When these acid attacks occur repeatedly, cavities form.
Ask our family dentists about additional oral health measures. What you eat can affect your dental health. Some of the foods which can contribute to tooth decay include:
- Soft drinks
- Fruit juices
- Pastries and baked goods
Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal can prevent tooth decay. When you chew gum, your mouth produces saliva that washes away the acid in plaque and food debris on your teeth.
For family and cosmetic dentistry, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place today to schedule a consultation with our Hoboken family dentists.