Advanced Dental Care of Ocala
1500 SE 17th Street, Building 400, Ocala, FL 34471

Oral Hygiene in Ocala, FL

Anyone who wants to win the battle against tooth decay and gum disease should know about proper oral hygiene in Ocala. Taking good care of your teeth at home and visiting a dentist regularly will improve your odds of maintaining a healthy smile. If you’re looking to get started with a good program of dental care, please call us for a dental appointment today.

What Are the Basics of Dental Hygiene?

The aim of proper dental hygiene is to keep your teeth clean, your gums healthy and your breath fresh. Paying attention to simple hygiene practices, such as daily brushing and flossing, can prevent problems with your teeth and gums from developing. It can also stop dental problems from becoming worse before your next regular visit to the dentist.

Oral Hygiene Instructions

Brushing and flossing need to be done correctly so that your teeth and gums get the care and attention they require. You should brush twice a day for about two minutes each time. Many people tend to focus too much on the front surfaces of their teeth because that’s what shows when they smile. However, make sure to brush the chewing surfaces of the teeth, such as the tops of the molars, and brush the back of the front teeth where plaque tends to build up. Floss every day to clean between the teeth.

Why Are Healthy Teeth Important?

If you don’t take care of your teeth with regular brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can build up in your mouth. That buildup can cause decay and infection that’s painful and can damage the jawbone and support structures of your teeth, potentially leading to tooth loss. Also, the infection from an abscessed tooth or gum can enter the body and become life-threatening if a doctor or dentist doesn’t treat it quickly. The importance of dental hygiene can’t be underestimated. If you have questions about your dental care routine, please give us a call.

Oral Hygiene for Kids

A dental hygiene routine for children is similar to the one prescribed for adults. Children should brush their teeth twice a day and have their teeth flossed once a day between the ages of two to six. Most children can floss on their own around the age of eight. Limit your child’s consumption of sugary, sticky foods and sweetened drinks like soda and chocolate milk. Kids should mainly drink water. Give us a call to find out more about how to help your child have strong and healthy teeth.

What Is a Good Dental Hygiene Routine?

Good oral hygiene and health are essential to your overall well-being. Healthy teeth help you to look and feel good, and they allow you to chew and speak properly. Beyond the basics of brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist, try to choose foods and drinks that are low in plaque-promoting sugar. For customized oral hygiene tips, call us for an appointment today.

 

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Tue. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Phone: (352) 502-4381
Fax: (352) 629-3707
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
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