Tips For Keeping Your Teeth Clean At Home

Tips For Keeping Your Teeth Clean At Home
Posted on 05/01/2020

Tips For Keeping Your Teeth Clean At Home

Oral health is important, no matter what’s going on in the world. In order to help you enhance your oral health from the comfort of your home, we’ve got plenty of tips! Your dentist in Macon, Dr. Sheila Shah and her team members have come up with simple and easy ways to keep your teeth clean and maintain your oral hygiene.

Plaque Control

If you aren’t already doing so, be sure to start brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once every day as well. This is the easiest, most low maintenance way to prevent plaque buildup and to keep your teeth and gums healthy. For those who can afford the option, our staff at MaconSmiles recommends switching to an electric toothbrush. This appliance brings dentist-quality cleaning to the comfort of your home and does a tremendous job in reducing the amount of plaque buildup in your mouth. To go the extra mile, we also recommend combining the aforementioned practices with using both a fluoride-based toothpaste and rinsing with a non-alcohol-based mouthwash. These little steps will add a bit of time to your daily oral routine, but in the long run, will work measures against plaque and gingivitis!

Take Extra Measure By Changing Your Diet

Sugary and acidic foods are delicious, yes, but they are also really bad for your teeth! Their chemical composition has detrimental effects on your teeth, eating away at the surface and enamel of your teeth which can lead to weak teeth and, in extreme cases, cavities and/or tooth decay. While you’re making efforts to stay at home, maintain your oral health, and avoid having to schedule an emergency appointment with your dentist, we recommend changing your diet. This doesn’t have to be a permanent change and this certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t treat yourself once in a while, but we do want to emphasize that changing your diet will have a positive effect on your oral hygiene as well as your overall health. Who knows? Maybe these changes will inspire you to change your eating habits for the better and for the long run!

Emergency Vs. Non-Emergency Dental Care

MaconSmiles is always available to see emergency dental cases, and are available for calls during regular hours. If you have a question about a dental situation and need advice on how to handle it, please don’t hesitate to call us - we’re here to help! If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, please come and see us or visit your nearest emergency room to receive medical assistance. If you’re having trouble identifying a dental emergency, here are some things to look out for:

  • Infection that causes swelling and/or pain
  • Oral/facial trauma that causes uncontrollable bleeding
  • Oral/facial trauma that causes a knocked out, displaced, or chipped tooth

Contact Your Dentist in Macon Today!

We hope to be seeing your beautiful smiles in our office soon. In the meantime, make your dental visits easier on yourself and our staff, by keeping our tips in mind and take care of yourselves and your smiles while spending time at home. If you have any questions about what other measures you can take to maintain your oral health, give us a call at give our office a call at (478) 757-8714 or schedule an appointment online. We would love to hear from you and are looking forward to seeing you in our office soon!