Dental Hygiene

A dentist and dental hygienist work together to clean the teeth of a dental patient reclined in the dental chair.Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene is the practice of keeping one’s teeth and gums clean and healthy. By maintaining good dental hygiene, people can reduce their risk of dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Poor dental care can also lead to more serious health problems. Your oral health is more than just making sure your teeth look nice. It’s about living a happy, healthy life.

Here at Smiles by JB we understand the importance of superior oral hygiene and want to make sure you have all the tools and information you need to maintain a happy, healthy mouth.

Basics of Oral Health

Oral health and dental hygiene go hand in hand. The first step toward dental hygiene is to always maintain good oral health; never neglect brushing and flossing daily, making sure that each brushstroke begins at the gum line and ends as you reach the tip of your tooth. For those who wear braces, dental care should include a dental professional, floss threaders, dental tape, floss, and mouthwash.

Smiles by JB can recommend the best products to our customers at the time of their regular checkups and teeth cleaning. If you’re in the Durham, NC area, stop by our office today for more information on dental hygiene.

Did You Know?

Oral health is just as important as dental hygiene. Oral health refers to how well both your teeth and gums are functioning. If you have dental problems, it can make keeping up with dental hygiene even more difficult. Maintaining good dental hygiene also helps keep your gums healthy.

Your dentist and dental hygienist are a team committed to helping fix any outstanding problems and helping you improve and maintain good dental health. Don’t leave that cavity unchecked. What may be a small problem today is on course to become a big problem down the road if it isn’t taken care of. Before you know it, those cavities may require more serious interventions such as root canals or crowns. Untreated dental problems can also lead to tooth loss. If you’ve had poor oral health in the past, now is your chance to get back on track to a healthy mouth.

Dental Hygiene Tips

Keeping up on your dental hygiene is simple if you follow these easy tips:

  • Brush your teeth with toothpaste at least twice a day and floss once a day.
  • Replace toothbrushes every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles become frayed.
  • Use dental floss daily to clean between the teeth and under the gum line.
  • Use mouth rinses with fluoride once a day.
  • Tongue scrapers can help improve your bad breath.
  • Visit Smiles by JB every six months to have your teeth cleaned.

When you visit Smiles by JB, our dentists and dental hygienists strive to provide you with the highest level of service. On top of that, our goal is to ensure that our dental work is of the highest quality. To make sure you enjoy the benefits of amazing oral health, we encourage you to bring this level of quality to your personal oral hygiene routine. We are here to help you every step of the way so you can establish a dental hygiene routine to keep your mouth healthy, your teeth white, and you smiling. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan, please feel free to ask us. Your oral health is our primary concern.

Dental Services

We offer a variety of dental services to help our patients with their oral health. In addition to basic dental hygiene, we offer:

Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment or refer you to one of our recommended specialists. Please let us know if you have any questions.

By following good dental hygiene, you can keep your teeth healthy and your mouth happy.

If you have any questions about dental hygiene, dental health, or our dental practice in Durham, North Carolina, please contact Smiles by JB today at (919) 484-0880 for more information!