Preventing oral health issues can be an easy process if you know what to do. It only takes a few simple steps to take care of your oral health.
At Bay Dental Group in San Jose, California, Dr. Woo Young Lee, Dr. Sean Kim, and the rest of our team provide excellent guidance on how to take care of your teeth at home. We also encourage routine dental exams and professional cleanings at our office to maintain your oral health.
To avoid serious issues with your gums or teeth, we encourage you to follow these dental hygiene practices.
Schedule routine visits with our team
We recommend that you schedule routine appointments at Bay Dental Group every six months. We clean your teeth, provide X-rays, if needed, and give your oral health a full examination.
Seeing us twice a year also ensures that no complications develop. If we see any problems, we can address them sooner rather than later, which can save you from a more serious issue in the future.
In addition, we can provide you with a deep cleaning option when you come in to see our team. We recommend these cleanings when your teeth have plaque or tartar on them, or if you’re showing any signs of gum disease.
How to take care of your dental hygiene at home
The basics to your oral health care include the following:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Replace your toothbrush every three months
- Be sure to brush your tongue to eliminate bacteria in your mouth
- Floss your teeth at least once a day
You should also practice the right brushing technique for maximum effect. You want your toothbrush to aim toward the place where your teeth and gums meet. When brushing, go back and forth, using gentle, circular motions. Be careful not to brush too hard. You don’t want to cause trauma to your gums.
Pay attention to any unnatural symptoms
To stay on top of your oral health, you should also observe your mouth for any issues, such as swollen gums, loose permanent teeth, a toothache, or sensitivity to hot and cold in your mouth.
If you develop any symptoms that cause concern, call our office as soon as possible. We can examine your issue and provide the care you need.
To learn more about dental hygiene or to schedule your routine visit with our team, call us at (408) 725-2442 today, or request your appointment online. You can also send us a message if you have any other dental questions or concerns by clicking here.