Your smile is one of the first things people see, and keeping it strong, bright, and healthy is key to not only your appearance, but your overall health, as well. After all, your teeth are with you for life, so it's important to treat them well. Toan K. Bui, DMD of Transcendental LLC in Clifton, NJ, has easy, effective tips for caring for your smile—read on to learn some of them, and turn to his Clifton practice for cleanings and other essential preventative services.
What is preventative care?
Preventative dentistry means being proactive about the health of your teeth. Good dental habits should start as soon as teeth come in, meaning that your toddler and children must also be diligent in practicing proper oral hygiene, as well. Preventative care is crucial in keeping cavities, enamel wear, gingivitis, and periodontitis at bay.
How do I practice preventative care?
Achieving good oral health requires regular care on both your part and that of your Clifton, NJ, dentist. At home, make sure you and your family members are brushing twice daily or after meals, flossing every day, drinking plenty of water, avoiding sugary foods/beverages, and abstaining from smoking or using chewing tobacco. You should also be receiving deep cleanings twice a year or as recommended by your dentist, as well as receiving regular dental X-rays to check for cavities, tooth decay, bone loss, or impacted teeth.
These visits to our Clifton office are also important because they allow your dentist to discover any chips, cracks, or cavities in your teeth. Once these issues have been detected, they can be fixed through the use of crowns, sealants, or fillings.
Give us a call!
Entrust Toan K. Bui, DMD to help you practice preventative care and keep your teeth healthy for years to come. Call (973) 458-9899 today to schedule an appointment at our Clifton office!