As a premier practice in Zanesville Ohio, the Dorosti Dental team sees many families and treats patients of all ages. A commitment to the overall health of our teeth requires consistent dental care routine at home including regular visits to our office. This commitment will build lifelong health benefits for each member of your family. Here are some additional tips to help your family maintain healthy teeth …
1) Brush twice a day and floss daily
Everyone in the family should brush in the morning and in the evening before bed. Flossing is also very important and the only way to clean between the teeth. An anti-cavity/anti-gingivitis rinse is also recommended such as Act or Listerine. Plaque and food particles left on teeth for a prolonged period can make us more susceptible to tooth decay.
2) Start children early with good habits
Set an example by brushing and flossing your teeth and your children’s teeth. Young children are learning many things including feeding and dressing themselves, going to the bathroom and language skills. They will mimic the behavior of you brushing and flossing as well as siblings. The earlier you start your children with healthy habits like brushing and flossing and healthy food choices, the more likely these habits will carry into later years and well into adulthood.
3) Eat healthy foods
A well balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and lean meats will serve your body and teeth good. Limiting refined sugars and acids reduce your chances of tooth decay and enamel loss. Eating healthy not only helps to achieve optimal dental health but overall health at any age.
4) Regular dental checkups
A visit to our office at least every 6 months is important to achieve optimal dental health for each member of your family. Many times your child’s first visit is when there is a problem. A dental checkup can begin as soon as the first tooth erupts usually between 4 and 7 months. Regular checkups ensure long term health of your mouth and allow us to identify problems early to provide the proper treatment.
Have more questions? We can help! Just call Dorosti Dental & Associates Zanesville today. 740/452-3697