10 Best Dental Care Secrets

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The secret is out: good dental care is incredibly simple. All you need to do to have a healthy, attractive smile is follow these 10 easy tips from the best dental professionals:

1.     Find an Affordable Dentist

First, find the best dentist for you. Then, get regular check-ups and cleanings to prevent and treat any problems.

2.     Brush Twice a Day

Brushing freshens your breath, cleans teeth, removes plaque, massages the gums, and helps to prevent gum disease. As part of your at-home dental care routine, brush at least twice every day.

3.     Floss and Use a Mouth Rinse

Brushing is an essential step in proper dental care, but adding flossing and a mouth rinse every day is even better for your dental health. Ask an affordable dentist about the right products for you.

4.     Choose a Toothbrush with Soft Bristles

Always use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush with gentle, light pressure to avoid eroding the tooth enamel and causing gums to recede.

5.     Trade In Your Toothbrush

The bristles on toothbrushes break down over time, which greatly decreases their cleaning power. That’s why the best dentist experts recommend buying a new toothbrush every three months, or even more often if yours looks worn or you’ve been sick recently.

6.     Rinse When You Can’t Brush

It’s best to brush after every meal. But when brushing isn’t possible, then rinse your mouth with water to wash away the excess food particles that lead to dental decay.

7.     Reduce Sugar

Certain foods and beverages contain sugars that promote tooth decay and lead to many dental care issues. Try to lower the sugar in your diet to improve your dental health.

8.     Quit Smoking

Smoking is a bad habit that’s dangerous for overall health and also causes serious dental care problems. Avoid tobacco to eliminate these health problems.

9.     Ensure Proper Dental Care for Your Kids

Use a fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash for children to make their teeth more resistant to decay and stronger overall. In addition, start taking them to an affordable dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups by their first birthday.

10.  Don’t Let Your Kids Start Bad Dental Habits

Discourage your children from developing bad dental habits, such as sucking their thumb, chewing on toys, and sleeping with a bottle. All of these habits can cause serious dental problems, so stop them if you spot them.

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Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Virginia. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Virginia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Virginia.

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