Thursday, July 16, 2015

3 Ways To Keep Your Smile In Tip Top Shape

Your prosthodontist has the responsibility of ensuring your smile is in fantastic shape. If you are struggling with jaw pain, gum recession, chipped, broken or missing teeth she can help. But once she has restored your smile to a more naturally looking and healthy smile, it is back in your hands to keep the health of your new smile on track. Here are 3 tips to keeping your smile in ‘tip top’ shape.

Brush regularly. Brushing your teeth is as important as putting on pants when you leave the house. It is a simple action that can reduce decay - keep food from sticking to the surface of your teeth and increasing plaque. Dr. Judith Strutz suggests, "even if you have crowns, veneers or implants they are susceptible to same problems your natural smile was."

Floss at least one time a day. Food can get stuck between the teeth. Just like brushing, there is no other action that can remove food from between the teeth and below the gum line besides flossing. It will also help to ensure your gums stay healthy and you do not have any gum recession.

Visit the dentist on a regular basis. A professional cleaning and x-rays can ensure there are no major problems going on with your smile.  X-rays can allow the dentist to see if there are any issues brewing below the gum line and regular cleanings will make sure any plaque is removed from the surface of teeth particularly below the gum-line where your toothbrush can’t get.

Contact Dr. Strutz & her team today for more options on how to help your smile.

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