Even if you don’t have any dental concerns and have great oral hygiene, visiting the dentist every six months is still important to maintain good oral health. Your dentist can check your teeth and mouth to detect any issues before they become big problems and give you feedback on your oral health routine.
Your at-home oral health regimen is the single most important part of keeping your mouth and teeth healthy, but seeing your dentist twice a year offers an extra layer of confidence. Dr. V. Lynn Morgan is a Severna Park, MD dentist whose goal is to help preserve and protect patients’ oral health. Her team encourages patients of all ages to maintain regular dental visits to have the best oral health.
The Best At-Home Regimen For Healthy Teeth Includes:
Rinse After Eating
Rinsing is also an important part of oral health. Rinsing your mouth with water between meals can help protect your teeth against build-ups. Adding a mouthwash to your daily routine will help protect against gum disease by killing bacteria and reducing gingivitis.
Brush your teeth twice a day
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with an American Dental Association (ADA)-approved toothpaste and toothbrush. Make sure both the toothpaste and toothbrush are ADA approved so you don’t do any damage to your teeth. Brushing your teeth prevents buildup of oral bacteria and hardening of plaque.
Floss every day
Flossing allows you to remove plaque from between teeth and beneath the gum line. This actually disrupts bacterial colonies, preventing them from building up and damaging the teeth.
When should I begin to visit Dr. Morgan?
Dr. Morgan recommends children begin visiting the dentist around their first birthday to help them become used to the dentist’s office. They will also receive an age-appropriate dental cleaning. Our team will also give you tips to care for your child’s young teeth and what to expect as your child’s mouth develops.
Schedule an Appointment
Dr. Morgan offers comprehensive dental care to people of all ages. Contact our Severna Park, MD dental office online or by phone at (410) 415-9015 today.