While receiving preventive care from our dentist and team is important, nothing replaces a good oral hygiene routine when it comes to keeping your smile healthy. Dr. Stephen Wright and our team will review your oral hygiene with you during each of your regular visits and may make recommendations on ways you can improve your at-home care routine. To learn more about dental hygiene in Midvale, Utah, and schedule an appointment, call Wright Family Dental today at 801-566-3332.
It is important to practice good dental hygiene to keep your teeth and gums healthy. This means brushing and flossing regularly and visiting our dentist and team for checkups and cleanings.
Good dental hygiene starts with brushing your teeth at least twice a day. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles, and be sure to brush all surfaces of your teeth, including the back molars. We also recommend that you use a toothpaste that includes fluoride. Flossing is also important, as it helps remove plaque and debris from between your teeth. Be sure to floss daily, using a gentle back-and-forth motion. You may want to consider flossing right before going to sleep at night so that no food or other debris remains in your mouth overnight.
In addition to brushing and flossing, it is important to visit the dentist regularly for routine exams and cleanings. During these appointments, our dentist and team will check for signs of dental problems and clean your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar. Depending on your needs, we may recommend a more frequent schedule of visits or additional treatments (such as dental sealants and fluoride) to help keep your teeth and mouth healthy.
We also recommend that you maintain a balanced diet. Sugary and acidic foods may contribute to tooth decay or other dental conditions, and maintaining a nutritious diet will help you keep your mouth — as well as the rest of your body — healthy.
By following these simple dental hygiene tips, you can help keep your teeth and gums healthy and continue to enjoy all the benefits of a healthy mouth and smile. Call today to make your appointment and learn more!