Self-Care Awareness Month

Happy Self-Care Awareness Month! When you make time to take care of your teeth you are also helping maintain your overall health. Sticking to a regular oral hygiene routine helps remove daily plaque build-up by brushing twice a day and flossing once. Healthy gingiva (gums) without inflammation is a great indicator that plaque is being thoroughly removed daily. Read on to learn more about how you can keep your smile healthy and happy.

For daily oral care, Dr. Allen recommends brushing both in the morning and evening with a Sonicare toothbrush. Sonicare is her personal toothbrush of choice (she also recommends Oral B Genius). And don’t forget to floss once a day at bedtime. For toothpaste, choose an option that is both ADA approved and contains fluoride. If you suffer from teeth sensitivity, any of the Sensodyne toothpaste options will do. For patients that have fixed bridges, orthodontia, bone loss, or lack the dexterity to floss manually, Dr. Allen suggests using a waterpik for flossing.

Besides brushing, don’t forget to eat a balanced diet! Foods high in sugar can cause havoc to your teeth. The overall nutrition of your body and mouth run parallel with each other. If you have questions about diet or need suggestions for teeth health just ask Dr. Allen next time you’re in the office.

Dr. Allen makes oral care a priority because she knows and understands the importance of good daily oral hygiene habits and how it can impact overall health. We hope you feel more motivated to take care of your beautiful smile!


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