Visiting the dentist is a crucial step in your long-term oral hygiene routine. Regular visits will ensure that your dentist can help you keep teeth decay and gum disease in check and even prevent them altogether. Find out more about keeping your smile healthy and clean with routine dental visits and which schedule you should be on with Dr. Brandon Huang at New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY.
How often should I see my dentist?
The American Dental Association is a member-run organization which sets the standards for dental health in the United States. They state that everyone, regardless of age, dental condition, or dental history, should see their dentist a minimum of two times a year for a routine examination and professional dental cleaning. These preventative visits give your dentist the chance to find and treat issues like cavities early and help prevent teeth decay and gum disease from ever becoming an issue at all.
How should I care for my teeth daily?
According to the ADA, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft brush for at least two minutes each session. Additionally, you should floss between each tooth at least one time a day. If you have dental restorations like bridges or dentures, you may need to perform one or more extra daily steps. However, this two-step oral care routine is enough to keep your teeth healthy and clean between your routine dental visits and help protect your teeth against everyday dental issues like teeth decay and gum disease.
Good Oral Hygiene Habits
In addition to a strong daily routine and seeing your dentist on a regular basis, you can also take other steps to guide your dental health in the right direction. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of foods high in calcium can help strengthen your teeth. Drinking enough water and avoiding sugary drinks and foods like soda or candy can also help reduce your chances of teeth decay and gum disease.
For more information on good oral hygiene, please contact Dr. Brandon Huang at New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY. Call (212) 588-1809 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Huang today!