“It’s not a secret that your oral hygiene is hugely important for your health and well-being. To ensure your dental health, visiting a dental hygienist at least once a year ensures that your dental health remains in the best condition possible, and is one of the most important things you can do for your oral health. Many people think that skipping a dental check-up is not such a big deal, but the opposite is true.
When dental problems are undetected they become worse over time – quickly. Yes, serious dental issues can grow fast, and it always becomes worse and more expensive when you don’t take action immediately.”
Having clean teeth provides multiple benefits for everyone. In addition to helping your smile to look better and boosting your confidence, proper dental hygiene can also help you avoid cavities and other issues that require more advanced treatments.
All dental professionals advise patients to brush and floss their teeth regularly. However, even this is sometimes not enough to help a person achieve optimal levels of dental hygiene. Usually, a couple of cleanings a year at Good Health Dental (Dental Hygienist Cleveland, Solon) is enough to help keep you and your family’s teeth in good condition.
If additional work is necessary, our qualified dental professionals can help you schedule these appointments as well.
The poet Max Eastman said, “A smile is the universal welcome.” Hiding behind that smile are your teeth, the first thing people see when you make that endearing grin.
At Good Health Dental, we believe that: A better smile, better health, and better life, should be available for everyone. And that healthy, winning smile begins with … dental hygiene.
Oral hygiene is not only protecting your teeth against cavities; it is helping you to create an exceptional first impression to the world. Clean and healthy teeth help to make you look great – and ultimately feel confident about your appearance.
We use our smile to greet acquaintances and make new friends; seal deals and steal kisses. Your smile is the starting point for all of your interactions, making impeccable dental hygiene the key to making a great first impression.
With any one of these issues, the person your smile is greeting, is distracted by your dental hygiene – or lack thereof. It’s an embarrassing situation that can be avoided if you take the time to take proper care of your mouth and teeth.
“Taking care of people’s teeth requires passion and care. We love what we do, and what we do – for you!”
Aside from your regular visits to your dentist, you should be taking care of your teeth and mouth every day. Start by purchasing toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste and mouthwash that has the American Dental Association (ADA) seal. This seal lets you know that most dentists across the country have found the product to be effective for dental hygiene.
If you have concerns about ingredients that dental products may contain, particularly fluoride, ask your dentist for advice.
Brush and floss your teeth at least two times a day, when you wake up and before you go to bed. Ideally you should also brush after each meal, but that is not always possible with our busy schedules. At the very least, rinse your mouth out with plain warm water after eating to remove any left-over food particles.
You can also consider carrying with you a small bottle of mouthwash for these occasions. An antiseptic mouthwash is simple to create at home: Two cups of boiled water mixed with 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar to help cleanse your mouth in between brushings. Steeped herbs like rosemary or lavender are also effective as a natural mouthwash. Be sure to rinse your mouth with water post mouthwash, to ensure no residual acid is left over to compromise your enamel.
Around the world, you will find that some cultures have discovered fruit to be a natural smile enhancer. Rubbing your teeth with a cut strawberry or lemon rind can remove stains in between your dental visits, while eating ripe mangos can hinder the build-up of plaque naturally.
If you couldn’t resist that garlic bread with your lunch, chew on a piece of parsley for dessert. Parsley has properties that help you maintain fresh clean breath after a meal. Keep in mind that these are just temporary solutions, and should never be used in place of your annual teeth cleaning and check-up.
The name of our practice say it all. At ‘Good Health Dental’, we take the state of your oral health very seriously, because it’s directly connected to your overall health. We use dental hygiene methods that take the health of your whole body into consideration, and our team works to ensure that every patient leaves our office with a winning smile.
At Good Health Dental Cleveland, Solon you will find friendly, dedicated dental hygienists serving the Solon OH, Cleveland OH, North Olmstead OH, Beachwood OH, Lyndhurst OH and surrounding areas. Make an appointment today.