Dentist - Cumberland
2138 Mendon Rd, Suite 202
Cumberland, RI 02864
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By Dental Associates of Cumberland
May 16, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Find out if your daily oral care habits are truly up to par or if they need a little revamping.oral hygiene

When it comes to brushing your teeth you’re a pro, right? How about flossing? Hmm, not as much, huh? Well, our Cumberland, RI, family dentist Dr. Angeles Felix can help change that all around by offering up these simple changes that will give you that healthy, cavity-free smile we know you want.

Brush Twice Daily

If you are brushing twice a day then this is great news! Of course, just brushing twice a day isn’t enough. You want to make sure that you are thoroughly brushing every surface of your teeth (and don’t forget about your tongue). Brush for at least two minutes and replace your toothbrush head every 3 to 4 months.

Flossing is Key

Even if you brush as often as you should you still need to floss. Flossing is the only way to really get in between teeth to remove plaque and food particles to prevent tartar buildup. While brushing may be able to dislodge some things, flossing is really the only way to prevent cavities from occurring between teeth.

Stay Away from Sugar

While sugar may just seem like the perfect way to get you through that afternoon slump, if you have a bona fide sweet tooth then you may just find yourself dealing with a rather expensive dental bill. Our Cumberland, RI, family dentist wants to ensure that you avoid cavities at all costs, and one easy way to do it is to ditch the sugar. You may crave that can of soda and or candy bar but opt for carbonated water and a handful of nuts instead. Sure, it doesn’t sound nearly as exciting but your beautiful smile will be the best consolation prize you can get.

Get Regular Teeth Cleanings

Even if you follow these guidelines and your smile looks and feels great, this doesn’t mean that you can just nix those biannual cleanings. Even someone who does a great job of brushing and flossing can still miss spots or accidentally skip a day, and by coming in for routine exams we can monitor the health of your teeth and gums and prevent gum disease and cavities from taking over.

If it’s time for your biannual cleaning then it’s the perfect time to call your family dentist at Dental Associates of Cumberland. Dr. Felix is always here to provide the very best in preventive dentistry right here in Cumberland, RI.

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