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Dental Home Care in Linden New Jersey

Everyone wants to have a bnright smile and good oral health. However, visiting the dentist and getting routine cleanings every month can help but it is not enough. Having a bright smile and maintaining good oral health heavily depends on what goes on in-between visits to the dentist.

Home Dental Care in Linden, NJ

Dental home care is vital for strong teeth and healthy gums. Brushing teeth, flossing, and other good oral care habits are more effective in preventing tartar, plaque, and cavities from forming than regular visits to the dentist.

Moreover, it’s not enough to practice good oral hygiene a few days just before visiting us. Good oral hygiene must be a habit that is ingrained in their everyday life.

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toothbrush

How To Take Care of Teeth at Home

A person can keep all their teeth throughout their whole life. All they need is to consistently practice good oral hygiene.

Good oral care habits often start with taking care of one’s teeth. Brushing at least twice a day can serve as a foundation for forming other habits to ensure optimal oral health.

Proper Brushing Technique and Habits

Brushing your teeth is a crucial part of any dental care routine. Here are some tips to ensure proper brushing techniques and habits:

  • Brush teeth for at least two minutes, advises the American Dental Association (ADA).
  • Use a soft-bristled brush to avoid irritating gums.
  • Remember to also brush the tongue.
  • Replace the toothbrush each quarter or once every three to four months.
  • Avoid using worn-out toothbrushes.
  • Make sure to use fluoride toothpaste. If possible, choose one that is accepted by the ADA.
  • When brushing teeth, place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
  • Gently brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of the teeth.

Other Oral Health Care Advice

Regular brushing of one’s teeth is only the start. There are plenty of other things patients can do to maintain good oral health, including: -Drinking fluoridated water.

  • Quitting or refraining from using tobacco and cigarettes.
  • Cutting down on alcohol intake.
  • Flossing each day to get rid of dental plaque.
  • Use mouthwash or oral rinse to reduce bacteria in the mouth.
  • Consider using an electric toothbrush with a rotating head.

Informing us about any changes in oral health is also important. We need to know any medication side effects, any complications caused by other conditions, or changes in taste and smell to help them take better care of their teeth and gums.

Good Eating Habits for Stronger Teeth

As the saying goes, “you are what you eat.” Each patient’s daily diet is a large contributing factor to their dental health. As such, forming good eating habits is also part of dental home care.

Here are a few dietary tips for healthier teeth:

  • Eat plenty of calcium-rich food, such as cheese, yogurt, milk, almonds, and dark leafy vegetables.
  • Add phosphorus-rich foods to your daily diet, including fish and nuts.
  • Eat more food rich in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, broccoli, tomatoes, and peppers
  • Limit the intake of sugary drinks and snacks.
  • Consider switching to Xylitol as a sweetener to reduce cavities.
  • Resist the urge to eat snacks often.
  • Drink water after every meal.
child and mother with toothbrush
child and mother with toothbrush

Expert Advice for Home Dental Care

It does not take long to carve out several minutes in each day to form good oral care habits. However, we understand that all the various oral health and hygiene products can become confusing.

That is why we offer our advice and expertise to help patients form better oral care habits. Patients who can’t decide between a regular floss or a Waterpik or whether to use a prescription toothpaste or not, can call or visit us for assistance.

Our dental hygienists are here to answer questions related to teeth and gum care. We help patients narrow down their oral care options based on what fits their needs and lifestyle best. We act as personal trainers to ensure patients form proper dental home care habits.

Our team is always ready to help patients create an oral health care plan to serve as a guide in their pursuit of healthier teeth and gums. Patients with a high risk for dental issues and complications can benefit greatly from a personalized oral health care plan from our experts.

Proper Dental Care From Home in Linden, NJ

We do our best to provide patients with a plan that not only factors their oral condition but also their time, lifestyle, and needs.

Learn how to take better care of your teeth and gums from our dental hygienists. Visit our clinic or contact us at (908) 486-5000 for professional assistance on proper home dental care in Linden, NJ.

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515 North Wood Ave, Suite 102,
Linden, NJ 07036

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(908) 486-5000

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