Winning smiles start with oral hygiene teamwork.
Your mouth is the gateway to your body, so the benefits of good oral hygiene don’t just stop at your teeth – in addition to maintaining dental health, taking care of your mouth contributes to whole-body wellness and looking good. You have capable teammates at Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry in Clemmons, NC. They are ready to provide qualified assistance with home dental care and professional dental treatment that helps you avoid toothaches and other issues.
The home team
With 24/7/365 access to your teeth, you are the key player in oral hygiene. However, a dental hygienist will happily coach you on the best products, equipment, and techniques to keep your mouth clean.
Brush teeth after eating, at bedtime, and in the morning. Use a soft-bristled brush, mild toothpaste, and light pressure. Tiny side-to-side movements dislodge bacteria and plaque at the gum line. A sweeping motion away from gums cleans flat surfaces, and don’t forget to scrub chewing contours. Pull floss in a V-shape, sliding it up and down to clean the sides of the teeth. Mouth rinse can be beneficial in controlling oral bacteria.
Hydration aids in saliva production, which flushes the mouth every time you swallow. Drink plenty of plain, fresh water. Well-balanced nutrition is also essential to dental health.
Professional oral hygiene
Regular teeth cleaning and exam appointments at Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry are also necessary. The hygiene team uses special instruments to see and get to spots you might be missing.
Dr. Wynne may also suggest:
- Digital Films – A look inside and through oral tissues can reveal a potential problem when it is small and can be managed most efficiently, economically, and comfortably
- Ozone Therapy – in either a gas or water form, ozone painlessly kills the bad microbes and bacteria that cause root sensitivity and biting surface tooth decay, it’s a simple solutions to sensitivity and a great preventative measure against decay developing in deep grooved teeth.
- Dental sealants – After teeth cleaning, clear, BPA-safe plastic is painted onto chewing surfaces of molars, where it flows into pits and grooves, sealing harmful bacteria and acids out.
Oral hygiene is crucial at any age. Our hygiene team tailors guidance and treatment for a winning smile at any stage of life—Call (336) 793-0577 to schedule a visit to Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry today.