How your dentist in Chehalis, WA, can help you keep your smile healthy
An important part of having a beautiful smile is having a healthy smile. You can do a lot to keep your smile healthy by developing a good oral care routine. Dr. Michael A. White in Chehalis, WA, offers a wide range of preventive dentistry services to help you maintain great oral health.
When you keep your smile healthy, it helps your body stay healthy too. According to the Mayo Clinic, an unhealthy mouth has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, endocarditis, diabetes, and other conditions.
Keeping your smile healthy is easy, but it requires thoroughly cleaning away the plaque every day. This is important because plaque contains millions of harmful bacteria that can destroy the health and beauty of your smile.
You can remove plaque effectively if you:
- Brush after meals and before you go to bed, using a gentle, circular motion to clean all the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline. Always use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damaging your gums and teeth.
- Floss every day, and make sure to wrap the floss around the widest part of your tooth as you floss down in between your teeth. This helps to keep the floss snugly against the tooth surface, so it cleans more thoroughly.
- You also need to visit your dentist at least every six to twelve months for a thorough dental examination, including x-rays. Your dentist uses all of the latest diagnostic tools to find dental problems early, when they are easily treatable.
- You should also visit your dental hygienist every six to twelve months for a professional dental cleaning. Your dental hygienist can provide all of the latest information, tools, and techniques to help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
Your smile is your greatest asset, and you want a smile that is beautiful and strong. Developing a good oral care routine can help you enjoy a healthy smile for life. To find out more about preventive dental care, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Michael A. White in Chehalis, WA, at (360) 748-0168.