Tooth Extraction Due to Gum Disease: What You Need to Know

June 10, 2024

At Oviedo, we believe that every smile deserves the best care possible. That's why we strive to provide our patients with comprehensive information on how to maintain optimal dental health and keep their smiles looking fantastic. No matter your age, there's no secret formula for achieving a healthy smile - it's just about establishing an effective oral hygiene routine, getting regular checkups and care, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding damaging oral habits. But the most crucial thing to remember is that consistent dental care is key to keeping your smile in top shape.

Enjoying the benefits of a brilliant smile isn't something you should take for granted. To maintain optimal oral health requires some effort on your part.

Here are a few simple recommendations that can go a long way in protecting the health of your smile:

  • Commit to Routine Dental Checkups and Teeth Cleanings
  • Establish an Effective Oral Hygiene Routine at Home
  • Avoid Smoking Cigarettes & Other Harmful Oral Habits
  • Eat a Balanced Diet
  • Limit Your Consumption of Sticky, Sugary Foods & Sweet, Carbonated Beverages
  • When Playing Sports, Protect Your Smile With a Mouth Guard

The Importance of Brushing and Flossing

A healthy smile is built upon the foundation of clean teeth and gums. To keep your oral health in top shape, it's essential to maintain a daily routine of brushing and flossing. The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. This combination helps keep your smile vibrant and healthy. Additionally, to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, it's crucial to remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gumline on a daily basis. By taking just a few minutes each day to gently floss your teeth, you can significantly reduce your risk of dental disease.

What You Eat Matters!

During your routine checkup visit, one of our team members will demonstrate the proper technique for brushing and flossing your teeth. They'll also provide you with helpful dietary guidance to ensure that you're eating foods that are rich in nutrients and promote strong teeth and gums. While sugary foods and sweet, carbonated beverages can harm your oral health, other nutrient-dense foods can boost your resistance to dental disease.

A Caring Partner in Dental Health

We're dedicated to providing the highest quality of compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.