At Louisville Dental Associates, we understand that our patients have a lot of questions about what it takes to achieve the very best oral health possible. While Drs. Chudleigh and Skinner, along with their professional and friendly staff, will do everything possible to help patients improve and maintain their oral health using the latest and most advanced preventative dental care techniques, patients must also practice quality oral hygiene at home to protect the health of their teeth and gums.
While practicing quality oral hygiene starts with brushing and flossing daily, ensuring every patient enjoys a healthy mouth means we at Louisville Dental must do our part to keep patients informed about the very best oral health practices. To help every patient know more about what’s best for the health of their teeth and gums, we ask that you frequently check back with out blog, where we will post a variety of tips and practices that will help keep you smiling brightly for a lifetime.
Whether you want to know more about teeth whitening options or how to treat common dental problems, we’ll be offering all that information and more in the coming months, so be sure to check back with us to have your dental questions answered.
To start our patients off in the right direction, let us start our first blog by talking a little about the importance of creating an oral health plan.
Understand Your Own Needs
Like a snowflake, no two mouths require exactly the same kind of oral care treatments. Special conditions that exist within your mouth and certain medical and health issues can require you to receive special care to prevent the onset of any oral health concerns. For example, conditions such as pregnancy, heart disease, braces, diabetes, and cancer treatments may necessitate a change in how you care for your teeth. By discussing the state of your oral health with Drs. Chudleigh and Skinner, you can gain a better understanding of what steps you need to take daily to protect your oral health.
Create and Follow a Routine
Once you have established the state of your oral health through discussions with our doctors, you can begin to establish an easy to follow daily oral health routine. Make sure you thoroughly understand any special instructions about maintaining your oral health given to you by Drs. Chudleigh and Skinner prior to starting your routine. After creating a routine, it’s important that you make every effort to stick to it daily so your oral health doesn’t suffer.
Brush and Floss Daily
A important enough part of your oral health that it’s worth mentioning twice, brushing and flossing daily is the only way to ensure healthy teeth and gums regardless if you’re one or 100. Brushing helps to remove harmful plaque from your teeth and any lingering food particles that remain after eating. Flossing helps to remove food that gets stuck between teeth, which can contribute to bad breath and tooth decay.
If you have any other questions about the importance of understanding your oral health needs or what dental practices are right for you, feel free to ask Dr. Chudleigh or Dr. Skinner during your next appointment.