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.
I've been seeing Dr. Breckley and Dr. Vo since they opened this practice, and I'm still a huge fan. I recently had some dental work done with them (like this morning). I've never doubted the doctors' abilities, and this experience was no exception. They are experts and are very good at their craft. I want to also mention the support staff, especially the women on the front desk. They are thorough, helpful, and so very nice. I've never experienced the follow-up and follow through at another practice as I have with them at 32 Dental. I always know what my bill will be. There are never any surprises, and that is so comforting in this day of American healthcare. :) I'll continue to refer my friends to them and patron their practice based on my experiences with them! Thanks!
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My 8 year old son had to have 2 teeth pulled because the babies just didn't want to let go. The whole procedure went amazing! My son was like "Wait we're done already? I didn't feel anything! Wow." I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone who wants both kids and adults to be taken care of at the same location!
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I'm 55 and have used many dental offices over the years. Without question, both of the 32 Dental locations, have been extremely pleasant and rewarding to my mouth!. The quality of work, expert advice on dental care, friendly as they come... what more can I say. Highly recommended!
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My son has anxiety about going to the dentist. The hygienist did an awesome job of putting him at ease. My son was very comfortable with her, and had no issues during the appointment at all. It was stress free. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you.
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32 Dental was quick and kind. The office staff was efficient and the dentist was very thorough. He referred me to a specialist due to the type of root canal needed. He was able to find one available for the same day. I will definitely use them in the future.