Summer time is all about visiting fantastic places and spending time with your loved ones. Sometimes in the midst of all that excitement, your oral hygiene can fall to the wayside. At our Gouverneur dental office, we believe improving your oral hygiene can be fun as well as helpful to your oral health. Gouverneur, NY dentist Dr. Nicholas Gardner is an experienced family dentist, dedicated to helping patients achieve a healthy, functional smile. Your oral hygiene is an important part of maintaining the health of your teeth, so it is imperative that you develop a routine that will keep your smile bright and healthy. To help you address any issues that may arise, our Gouverneur dental office offers a full range of cosmetic, orthodontal, general, and restorative dental services.
Ways To Improve Your Oral Hygiene Routine
Family dentist Dr. Gardner encourages all of his patients to develop an oral hygiene routine that is beneficial to their oral health. Having excellent oral health starts at home, so having a routine that you can stick to will only help you maintain a healthy smile. Dr. Gardner has compiled a few tips to help you improve your oral hygiene routine this summer.
Tip #1: Schedule a routine preventive care visit this summer. Do you remember the last time you visited the dentist? if the answer is no, then it is probably time to visit our Gouverneur dental office. General dentist Dr. Gardner incorporates a comprehensive approach to preventive dental care. Dr. Gardner uses the Dawson Diagnostic Wizard, this comprehensive evaluation includes a physical inspection of the mouth, teeth, gums, jaw joints and other support structures. Dr. Gardner also examines the occlusal system as part of your routine dental care. Our practice focuses on identifying any underlying dental problems and developing a treatment plan that improves the quality and health of our smile.
Tip #2: Brush and Floss at least twice a day. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day can go a long way when it comes to improving your oral health. Brushing flossing helps remove harmful bacteria and debris that can develop into plaque or tooth decay, which can lead to extensive treatment. Prevention is key in dentistry. Dr. Gardner encourages patients to keep up with their brushing and flossing all year round because even missing a few times can lead to complex dental issues. In dentistry, prevention is key.
Tip 3: Limit the amount of sugary food and drinks you consume. We understand it’s the summer time and you’re surrounded by ice cream and soda all day long, but think about the healthy teeth you want to maintain. Cavities do not discriminate, anyone can develop a cavity, so it is important to take steps to avoid them. If you consume a sugary food, find the time to properly clean your mouth and teeth so that it doesn’t stick to your teeth.
Schedule A Visit
We welcome all types of patients to our family dental practice. Dr. Gardner offers a full range of dental service to patients looking to improve their smile. Our friendly, dedicated staff create a comfortable experience that helps keep our patients happy, healthy and smiling. You can schedule an appointment online or call (315) 203-1772