Learn about daily tips for good oral hygiene with a Kennesaw, GA area dentist
By Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley
At 32 Dental, we are here to assist patients of all ages in enhancing their smiles while also maintaining good oral hygiene. Oral health and wellness can impact not only the health of your teeth and gums but also your overall appearance and the health of your body. We encourage patients in the area of Kennesaw, GA to speak with our staff and with our experienced dentists to learn more about daily tips for good oral hygiene.
Ways to maintain a healthy smile
Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley are committed to providing patients with the education they need to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. Below are several of the tips they offer to help in achieving better oral health and wellness and maintaining it for life!
Brush your teeth before bed. While everyone knows that it is important to brush after every meal, not everyone realizes that brushing your teeth before bed is another essential way to keep your smile beautiful and healthy. By making brushing your teeth a part of your nightly routine, you are improving more than just your oral health. Many germs and plaque can accumulate within the smile during the day and can impact your health.
Learn to brush your teeth properly. Not everyone pays close attention to how they brush their teeth. The way you brush your teeth is just as important as brushing in the first place. If you are doing a bad job of brushing your teeth, you may be causing calculus buildup that can lead to the early stages of gum disease. Proper brushing techniques also help in removing plaque that can harden quickly.
Use a toothpaste with fluoride. Using a toothpaste with fluoride when brushing your teeth is a smart way to ensure that your smile is well protected. There are many other things to consider when selecting a toothpaste, including added benefits such as good flavors and whitening advantages.
Brush your tongue. When we brush our teeth, we often think just of the teeth and gums. However, the tongue is also a place where bacteria can build up. This can lead to bad breath, or halitosis. When you use your toothbrush to brush your tongue, you can help reduce the risk of bad breath and maintain better overall oral health.
Floss your teeth when you brush. While most patients brush their teeth at least twice a day, many forget about the importance of flossing between them. Flossing is more than just a way to reduce the chances of food becoming stuck between teeth. It can also help in reducing plaque development and lower inflammation in the gums surrounding the teeth. While you should floss every time you brush your teeth, this may not always be possible, so flossing at least once a day can still contribute to the health of your smile.
Use mouthwash. In addition to brushing and flossing after every meal and snack, the use of a mouthwash can also improve oral health and wellness. Mouthwash helps to reduce the acids in the mouth, to clean those hard-to-reach areas, and can even improve mineralization of the teeth. If you have younger children, teaching them to use a mouthwash after brushing and flossing can have great benefits.
Drink plenty of water. Water consumption is good for the body as well as the smile. Drinking water after every meal can also help in washing away some of the sugars and acids that can be introduced into the mouth after each meal or snack. Water is also a much healthier alternative to sodas and juice which can leave sugars and acids on the surfaces of the teeth and gums.
Eat a healthy diet. A diet that is high in fruits and vegetables is great for your smile and your body. When patients get a good balance of healthy foods, they are doing good things for their overall health and wellness as well as for their smiles.
Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental provide Kennesaw, GA area patients with solutions and daily tips for good oral hygiene.
Request an appointment today!
Contact Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental to discuss the ways in which you can keep your smile beautiful and healthy! Our professionals are here to help with two conveniently located practices in the area of Kennesaw, GA. Call (770) 423-1132 today to make your appointment with our professionals.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Breckly are absolutely fantastic! Never worry about another painful trip to the dentist if you are going to see them. They make sure you are never in any pain throughout the entire procedure. I just had my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Vo did a fabulous job, as always. I had four impacted wisdom teeth and they were out before I knew it. I was up and eating solid food the very same day, and could have been back at work if I needed to. My stitches fell out within a few days and everything healed up much faster than any of my friends who saw other doctors. I stayed awake for the procedure, and I would say that it definitely is much better than being put to sleep. It has a faster heal time and less discomfort. My face honestly didn't even swell. I've gone to Dr. Vo and Breckly for minor things before and they have always been amazing, but after my great experience with something more major, I know they are by far the two of the best dentists, I have ever seen.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Berkley are the ONLY dentists we see. Dr. Vos taken care of my parents, my husband, our daughter and son, and myself for the past 7 years. We love the care and the personal relationship she establishes with her patients. She takes the time to get to know us, our families, our dental concerns, which is NOT the usual in the business.Thank you for everything. Dr. Berkley is very attentive and gently with my children. We came in for a cleaning yesterday and they did great under his medical care. The staff is extremely professional and willing to help. Amazing team. If you have been afraid of the dentist, check them out and theyll change your mind about dentistry.
My family and I love Dr. Vo. I would suggest this practice to anyone who wants a dentist and staff that truly care about your health and will go above and beyond the typical dentist. I followed Dr. Vo from a previous office, and although this office is farther away, it is worth it because of how caring the staff is.
Switched to 32 dental after Dr. Breckley left Dr. Goetees practice. Great staff, and nice space. They use the latest technologies and have K cups in the waiting room!
Dr. Vo is fantastic. She is patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at her job, and most importantly, she takes time to answer your questions and explain any concerns she has about your teeth, so you really know what\'s going on. It inspires me to take better care of my teeth. By far, she is the best dentist I have been been to, and I highly recommend her. No more of those dime-a-dozen dentists for me!