Good dental hygiene tips and recommendations

Routine dental examinations and proper at-home oral hygiene habits are critical to ensuring patients have established good routines that keep the teeth and gums healthy. Brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist every six months is the best way to protect a smile and avoid problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. At Park Avenue Dental, Dr. Mary A. Taudel and her team are committed to offering patients solutions for their smiles, including education on maintaining oral health and wellness over a lifetime. 

How can I keep my smile healthy? 

Below are some recommendations from Park Avenue Dental regarding ways to keep the smile healthy: 

  • Flossing and brushing your teeth. The most critical steps are regular brushing and flossing of the teeth. Patients should always use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste with the American Dental Association logo and approval. Patients should brush and floss after every meal, if possible, to remove food particles that can contribute to the formation of plaque and tartar.
  • Regular dental hygiene cleaning. At least twice a year, patients need to visit their dentist for a cleaning and evaluation to look for the early signs and indications of problems, including tooth decay, periodontal infection, bite alignment issues, and other concerns.
  • Routine evaluations. A dentist assesses the smile to monitor the smile’s health over time. That is part of building a trusting relationship with Dr. Taudel to help you along your journey of ensuring your smile is free from decay and disease.
  • Nutritious diet. A healthy diet not only helps you maintain proper weight and keep your body healthy, but it can also contribute to a healthy smile. Consider drinking milk with vitamin D to strengthen the teeth, and don’t forget to increase fruits and vegetables while reducing sweets and sugars. 

Do you have questions about obtaining good oral hygiene and health? 

Connect with Dr. Mary A. Taudel of Park Avenue Dental in New York, New York, to discuss cleanings, evaluation, and education on maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile for life! Call (646) 588-1704 to request an appointment at 37 Park Avenue, Suite A.