At Dental Creations, Dr. Parnaik believes in the importance of overall health and well-being, supported by good oral health. Our dental care team is committed to helping you improve not only the health and stability of your smile but also your physical well being. We have put together three simple suggestions for our patients to consider if they are looking to achieve better dental health. Read our suggestions below.
Reconsider Your Diet
Your teeth are the first part of your body to come in contact with the foods and beverages that you consume. This is why they often take the brunt of our dietary choices. When you consume overly sugary or starchy foods, your smile is more at risk for developing tooth decay and gum disease. This is because these substances break down into simple sugars on your dental structures which will harden into plaque or tartar if left untreated. It’s important to consider what you are consuming on a daily basis. Foods and beverages like sticky candies, tomato-based sauces, and soda are notoriously tough on your teeth. Additionally, they will often leave behind staining agents on your smile which causes tooth discoloration. Reconsider your dietary habits for better dental health, and replace some of your snacks with smile-friendly options like fruit smoothies, yogurt, or string cheese.
Practice Routine At-Home Hygiene
Brushing and flossing on a regular basis will go a long way in improving and maintaining your dental health. The more committed you are to your at-home hygiene routine, the less likely you will experience dental concerns like decay or gum disease. We recommend brushing and flossing at least twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. This ensures that any residue on your dental structures is removed before it has the chance to harden into plaque or tartar. If you have children, one of the best things you can do for their lifelong dental health is to encourage at-home hygiene routines as early as possible so that they get into the habit of caring for their smiles on a daily basis early on.
Address Dental Concerns ASAP
The thing to know about dental concerns is that they will usually only get worse if left untreated. While some small medical concerns may go away on their own, dental concerns do not. Small dental concerns like chips or cracks can quickly develop into severe dental damage that causes you pain or discomfort. We do not want to see our patients in need of costly restorative care because they did not seek treatment options earlier on. The sooner we see you to address a dental concern, the more likely it is that we can treat you using conservative measures. Dental concerns can range from minor to complex, but treating a dental problem early can help you to avoid permanent damage and the need for extensive restorative dentistry. Dr. Parnaik offers comprehensive care for your dental concerns and cosmetic goals in our Medford dentist office. If you have a dental concern, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Parnaik today to promptly restore your smile.