How Can You Improve Your Dental Hygiene?

Why is it important to maintain good dental hygieneBeing careful and diligent about following an appropriate dental and oral care routine and scheduling regular dentist appointments is important whether you have natural teeth or a replacement, as it helps avoid negative outcomes and prevent complications down the line

It is just as important to pass that message on to children so they can adopt healthy dental and oral care practices from a young age and learn that visiting a dentist or oral surgeon is nothing to fear.

But while we all like to think that our dental hygiene is flawless, is it? Just because you are brushing your teeth in the morning and at bedtime does not mean you are doing it properly. 

So is there room for improvement in your own dental and oral routine? Read on to find out what a specialist with experience in performing emergency teeth extractions on patients in Lake Elsinore and other areas has to say.

Why is it important to maintain good dental hygiene?

Maintaining proper dental and oral health is not just about physical wellbeing and functionality and reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. It can also have an impact on your mental and social wellbeing. 

When you have healthy, natural teeth, you feel free to speak, socialize, laugh and eat in the company of others without feeling anxious about embarrassing yourself. There is no risk you will experience pain and discomfort if you are not careful enough, which is a legitimate concern that people wearing dentures face on a daily basis. 

And while there are excellent long-term alternatives to natural teeth, this is a viable long-term option only for patients who are diligent about maintaining healthy teeth and gums with proper oral care.

How can I improve my dental health fast?

When it comes to dental health, there is no such thing as a quick fix, at least not if you are after a long-term solution. Neglect may come with devastating repercussions.

For instance, if you need to have a tooth extracted, this probably means that it is beyond repair and impossible to salvage and that the longer you wait, the higher the risk of complications is going to get. 

If you have already lost a tooth and want to have it replaced with a dental implant, time is of the essence, otherwise, you may be at risk of bone loss, which means getting a dental implant may still be possible, but the procedure will not be as straightforward. It will be more complex and cost more.

Maintaining ongoing dental and oral care at an appropriate level is a lifelong commitment. 

Undergoing a comprehensive examination periodically and getting your teeth thoroughly cleaned is an essential aspect of dental and oral care. 

Which three good habits can help in dental care?

When it comes to dental and oral care, the following three dental care habits are considered to be essential:

  • Maintain consistency with brushing and flossing, preferably after every meal, whether you have natural teeth or dental implants.
  • Follow a healthy, balanced diet and neutralize or minimize the effects of sugars and acids.
  • Schedule regular checkups with a general dentist and consultations with an oral surgeon as needed. There may be underlying conditions of which you are not aware which could have a detrimental impact on your oral and dental health. 

Ready to discuss emergency teeth extractions with a specialist serving Lake Elsinore and the area?

How can I improve my dental health fastIf you are concerned about what to expect from your upcoming dental appointment, rest assured there is nothing to be apprehensive about: just like you, we have your best interests at heart. 

Dr. Tsvetov will ask you questions about your medical history, answer any questions you may have, guide you through the procedure with patience and perform your pain-free examination before presenting you with your options. 

We serve patients from across Riverside County, including Lake Elsinore and other areas. Do not hesitate to give us a call and schedule your appointment!