When you want your smile to be healthy, which is pretty much a shared sentiment amongst everyone, you want to do your best to keep your life as easy as possible. You want healthy teeth, healthy gums, a beautiful smile, and all without dealing with damage (if you can help it). How to attain this, you ask? Well, first, our Overland Park, KS team reminds you that following our suggestions for preventive dental care will get the job done! With that said, understanding the steps between a pristine smile and tooth loss can dramatically improve your motivation and your approach!
Enamel Protects Teeth
We begin by reminding you that your smile already has one line of defense in place and that is your enamel! The outermost layer of your teeth is called enamel. It acts like a shield and is incredibly hard and strong! When you keep it very clean through preventive dental care, it stays that way. As a result, it keeps the interior portions of your tooth (where nerves, blood vessels, and the life center are housed) nice and safe. So, the healthier your enamel, the better!
Prevention Protects You From Damage
So, how to keep everything nice and safe, you wonder? Fortunately, protecting your entire mouth does not require you to do too much thinking or planning per part. Instead, preventive dental care is comprehensive in nature, so every step you take provides the whole of your grin with protection. From enamel to your breath, your gums, and every last tissue, here’s how to prevent damage:
- Watch your sugar intake and minimize the acidic foods and drinks you consume. Or, remember to follow them with water (and then with brushing 30 minutes later) to keep enamel safe.
- Brush your smile every single day, two times a day, morning and evening (for two minutes per brushing session).
- Floss your smile daily, too!
- Schedule visits to see us for your cleaning and checkup twice a year.
Restorative Treatments Protect You From Tooth Loss
Let’s say you miss a brushing session or you forget about a cleaning with us. Some part of your preventive dental care doesn’t come together as it should. You may end up with an oral illness like decay. Or, maybe an accident happens and you break a tooth, even though you’ve been careful! This is when restorative care steps in. It allows you to save your smile before you have to lose your tooth. Don’t put it off!
Enjoy Best Smile Practices With Our Help
Take our advice on board when you speak with us about smile care details during visits. By following our guidelines and suggestions, you can easily maintain best practices that will promote a healthy smile. To learn more, or to schedule your consultation, call Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, today at 913-381-2600.