A good oral hygiene routine is the cornerstone of a healthy and beautiful smile. Like other aspects of your health and wellness, practicing prevention is the best way to lower your risk of developing common oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease, and to maintain a bright, youthful looking and beautiful smile. Dr. Brandon Huang, a dentist at New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY advises starting with a routine check-up and professional dental cleaning every six months as recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA).
Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry in Midtown Manhattan, NY
So what makes a good oral hygiene routine? Brushing and flossing every day are innate for most people, but there are a few more elements that can make or break your oral health and smile. After all, a healthy smile is an attractive smile. The first step in preventing plaque and tartar buildup at home is by using the right brushing technique and replacing your toothbrush on a regular basis. Brush at a 45-degree angle and make sure to focus on hard to reach areas like the back of the teeth and between teeth and gums.
Diet, Lifestyle and Your Teeth
Generally speaking, if something is bad for your body, it is also bad for your teeth, especially where sugary snacks, food, and drinks are involved. In addition to limiting junk food, alcohol, tobacco, and soda, eating a balanced healthy diet with sufficient vegetables and nutrients is as important for your teeth and gums as it is for your heart and waistline.
Find a Dentist in Midtown Manhattan, NY
A strong, healthy, and beautiful smile begins at home. For more information about tooth decay and gum disease prevention and treatment, contact New York Dental Studio by calling 212-588-1809 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Huang today.