Your dental health is one of the contributing factors to your overall health. For this reason – among many others – it’s paramount that you take care of your dental and oral health. And luckily, this is an easy goal to accomplish. In fact, with a few simple oral hygiene habits, you can ensure your oral health remains intact for a lifetime. 

But at this point, you may be curious as to what these simple habits are. Keep reading to find out. 

1. See Your Dentist

Regular dentist visits are essential for your oral health for obvious reasons. And most dental experts agree, you should schedule an oral examination twice a year – or once every 6 months. 

2. Keep Your Mouth Clean

Brush and floss daily. Brush twice a day (once in the morning and then again before retiring to bed). Then you should floss once a day, preferably before you go to sleep to remove the food remnants that have built up in your teeth and mouth during the day. 

3. Eat, Drink, But Be Wary

We all love to eat and drink. However, many of the foods and beverages we consume are detrimental to our oral health. So while you should enjoy a great meal, be wary of what you’re consuming, and keep the unhealthy foods to a minimum. 

4. Check Your Mouth

Do regular checkups to ensure everything looks clean and there’s no food residue left behind. And of course, don’t just leave this job to yourself. Book an appointment with a dental professional who can do a more thorough job. 

5. Avoid All Tobacco

Whether you’re chewing it or smoking it – for your own benefit – stop. Tobacco will ruin your dental health in every conceivable way. Find a way to quit, if possible. It’s just not worth it. 



Why do I need regular dental assessments?


Regular assessments are able to help with prevention. This is accomplished by your dental expert’s thorough examinations that can pinpoint any potentially troubling oral problems.  As such, frequent dental visits can help you save money and time later by locating (and thereby, eliminating) these pesky nuisances before they grow into large-scale dental issues. 


Are oral X-rays necessary and safe?


Dental professionals examine the utility of X-rays and create boundaries in regards to safety. As few as possible should be taken. However, there may be times when dentists might suggest X-rays to diagnose a unique issue. There’s no need for concern, enhancements in today’s technology have made digital X-rays much safer than they were in the past. 


Is it really necessary to visit the dentist every six months? Do I need x-rays at each visit?


The frequency of dental visits is based on the needs relating to your oral health. Every six months is a guideline rather than a “set in stone” rule. It’s for dental health optimization. It’s for catching small oral issues before they can turn into big problems.

Final Thoughts

Your oral health is the catalyst for the rest of your wellbeing; get this right and everything else will follow suit. And the best part? It’s easy and effortless to get started, it begins with coming in for your next checkup. At Brentwood Village Dental Clinic, we offer oral hygiene dental services in northwest Calgary that will optimize your dental health. 

Contact our team today to schedule an appointment, and we’ll ensure that your oral health flourishes and remains vibrant.  

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