Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?
Cutting the lawn, painting shutters, cleaning the garage--they keep your home well maintained. If you put so much into your home, shouldn't you practice good oral hygiene, too? After all, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a smile is a valuable personal asset. To find out if your oral hygiene is on track, read what your Framingham, MA, dentists - Dr. James Cinamon, Dr. Martin Urban, and Dr. Paul Hubley - tell their patients about mouth-healthy routines.
Brushing, flossing, and diet
They all contribute to smile maintenance. The American Dental Association (ADA) says everyone should brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste (babies and toddlers excepted) and a soft brush that fits well inside the mouth.
Daily flossing removes what the brush misses at the gum line and in between teeth. Combined, brushing and flossing significantly reduce bacteria and plaque and decrease your chances of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.
Besides keeping a clean mouth, your Framingham dentists urge people to consume less sugar and carbohydrates and to increase:
- Whole grains
- Water (for better saliva production)
- Protein (meats, fish, poultry)
Vitamin C and phosphorous from fruits and dark leafy vegetables contribute to healthy gum tissue.
Your semi-annual check-ups
At The Cinamon & Hubley Dental Practice, your dentists and hygienists want to see kids, teens, and adults every six months for complete exams, X-rays (when needed), and hygienic cleanings. Dr. Cinamon or Dr. Hubley will check your mouth for decay, gum disease, deteriorating restorations, proper dental bite, and oral cancer, a treatable malady when detected in its early stages.
They promote the adage, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." And, they have the technology to carry it through: laser decay diagnosis, fluoride treatments, plastic sealants, and customized mouth guards for sports.
Plus, following a detailed treatment plan from your Framingham dentist is a good habit which pays dividends of healthy smiles down the road. For families, The Cinamon & Hubley Dental Practice offers an in-house savings plan which helps make your preventive dentistry services affordable.
Are you keeping good habits?
Start now and keep going so your teeth, gums and overall health thrive. To arrange your six-month check-up and cleaning at The Cinamon & Hubley Dental Practice in Framingham, MA, please call the office staff at (508) 872-1422.