At Riverside Family Dental, our dentist, Dr. Ramakrishna Nallapaneni is dedicated to maintaining the oral health of his patients. To learn more about enhancing yours, visit our Clinton Township, MI, office today.
Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
According to research, one-in-four Americans fail to visit the dentist annually, and at least 75% of the population will have at least one cavity by the age of 17. Your oral hygiene is a window to your overall health, and when you develop an adequate routine to maintain your teeth and gums, you are doing your body a favor. The power of using the correct brushing technique, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash, can boost one's mood, happiness, appearance, and reduce the risk of developing oral diseases.
Tips for Developing A Good Oral Care Routine
If you want to improve your dental health, this process starts at home and ends with professional cleanings at our Clinton Township, MI, office. Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid gum irritation. Spend at least two minutes to reach all areas of the mouth, and be sure to replace this toothbrush every 3-4 months. Use an American Dental Association (ADA) approved toothpaste to remove plaque and food particles. Be sure to brush the outer and inner surfaces of the teeth as well as your tongue. Don't forget to floss, and use a Waterpik for those tough spots. If your oral care routine needs work, Dr. Nallapaneni can make recommendations on how to progress.
When to Visit the Dentist
Regular visits to the dentist are essential to keeping your mouth healthy, preserving teeth where they belong, and having fresh breath with no cavities. If you notice a little pink in the sink when you brush, this is a sign of gingivitis—the first stage of periodontal disease.
At Riverside Family Dental, Dr. Ramakrishna Nallapaneni can suggest ways to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent gingivitis from advancing further. He can also recommend tips for the at-home care that goes beyond brushing and flossing. For appointment scheduling at our Clinton Township, MI, office, please call (586) 468-0983.