A good home care routine is essential to keeping your mouth and smile healthy. By brushing and flossing daily, you can minimize your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and stained or discolored teeth. When you visit the office of Andrew Cohen, DMD, for your regular dental cleanings and exams, our dentist and hygienists will go over your home care routine with you to make any recommendations needed to help you improve your oral hygiene. We are committed to helping you keep your smile healthy, and will take the time to make sure you are fully informed about your oral health so that you can make the decisions about your dental care that are right for you.
Here are a few tips on how you can keep your teeth and the supporting oral structures healthy.
- Brush at least twice each day. We recommend that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and ADA-approved fluoridated toothpaste.
- Floss daily. This cleans the surfaces of your teeth that the toothbrush cannot reach.
- Eat a balanced diet. Too much sugary and acidic foods help prevent tooth decay, while a good diet and proper nutrition promote good oral and overall health.
- Make and keep appointments at our office for regular preventive care.
If you have any questions about oral hygiene and home care in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and to set up an appointment with Dr. Andrew Cohen, give us a call at 215-572-7566.