We do our best to keep your teeth healthy and looking great, but we can’t do the job alone. Dental visits need to be supported by good dental hygiene habits at home. Adopt the following habits to maintain your oral health.
- Brushing – Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. It’s especially important not to go to bed without brushing – doing so allows bacteria in your mouth to feed on sugars left behind from meals, potentially leading to tooth decay. It’s recommended that you use a fluoride toothpaste as the mineral helps to strengthen tooth enamel, further protecting your teeth from dental problems.
- Flossing – Flossing should happen alongside brushing, on a daily basis. This habit helps to remove food and other debris from in between teeth, places that your toothbrush can’t reach. Using mouthwash is good for getting to the rest of the crevices in your mouth and killing any remaining bacteria.
- Avoid sugary foods – Don’t give the bacteria in your mouth a boost by feeding it sugars. If you do indulge, make sure that you brush afterward. Your diet should instead consist of plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as calcium-rich foods such as dairy products.
- Visit your dentist every six months – We can only help you if we see you regularly! Not only do you get your teeth thoroughly cleaned at each visit, but you also get a dental check-up, where we can alert you of any potential problems and give you recommendations on how to improve your oral health.
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Dr. Tutu Omilabu has over 20 years of experience as a Dental Surgeon. She holds a D.D.S. degree from the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry and a BDS degree from the highly reputed University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.