The best way to avoid dental emergencies is by practicing proper at-home oral health hygiene. Prevention is always the best method.
At the dental office of Jennifer Sokolosky, DMD, we offer a few tips to maintaining your beautiful smile:
Floss Once a Day
Flossing removes built-up plaque and food particles that your toothbrush cannot reach.
No matter what time of day you chose to floss, it's right at any time!
Brush Your Teeth at Least Twice a Day
Even if your teeth appear healthy, it's best not to skip brushing. Throughout the day, our teeth become covered by a sticky film that hardens; this film often contains harmful bacteria that can create oral issues.
Brushing polishes your teeth of anything harmful that could build up.
Schedule Regular Cleanings With Your Ellicott City Dentist
Only your dentist can detect early signs of gum disease and tooth decay, infection, dental abnormalities, and oral cancer.
It's always easier to treat a problem when it first starts than to allow it to become a significant undertaking.
Smoking is often a leading cause of gum disease and other health issues; it can also weaken your immune system and make it harder to fight off an infection. Smoking and tobacco products can also yellow or stain teeth.
We Can Help Keep Your Smile Healthy
If you have questions about how to care for your teeth and gums at home, please let us know. Your local Ellicott City dental team is here to help you keep your oral and general well-being in top shape.
Call us at (410) 531-2690 to schedule your next dental cleaning and examination.