Posts for tag: Preventive Care

By Carey & Aylward, DDS, PC
June 08, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Preventive Care  

Caring for your teeth on a daily basis is a great method to preserve your smile and is the best defense against discoloration and other dental concerns. Here at the Westland, MI, of dentists Dr. Dennis Aylward and Dr. Brent Carey, we can show you the importance of a good oral care routine and how to obtain the best results.

Maintaining your oral health doesn’t have to be difficult. Patients can protect their smile by doing the following:

Cut the tobacco

Quitting tobacco improves your breath and vastly lowers your risk of tooth decay and oral cancer. Smoking and other tobacco products leave residue in your lungs and along your teeth, causing both staining and tooth loss. Nicotine cessation programs can help you kick this habit for good.

Watch out for sweets

Excessive sugar can wreak havoc on your dental health. While tooth enamel is sturdy, too much sugar can cause the enamel to deteriorate if left unchecked. This decay can cause a range of dental ailments from cavities to gum disease in the future. Accordingly, make sure to curb your intake of sweet food and drink.

Clean between teeth

Ensure cleanliness between the teeth by using a Waterpik or manual floss. Food particles get stuck in between teeth and can be hard to remove. This debris contributes to the formation of decay and unpleasant breath. Flossing prevents gingivitis and periodontitis that ruin tooth and gum health.

Some tips for brushing:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily.
  • Clean at an angle along the insides and on top of the surfaces that chew food.
  • Make sure to brush your teeth along the gum line.
  • If you have gums that are prone to bleeding and pain, use toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

Contact one of our Westland dentists for a consultation

A simple oral home regimen is instrumental to good oral health. Want more information? Visit your dentists Carey and Aylward in Westland, MI, by contacting us at (734) 425-9130.