Most of us intent to take proper care of our teeth and gums but, as with anything, getting into the habit can be difficult. Fortunately, optimizing your oral health routine is incredibly simple and the start of the New Year provides a perfect opportunity to make the commitment.
If you have questions about your current routine, Oradell dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter welcomes an opportunity to meet with you and provide individualized suggestions. Call us at (201) 384-9292 to schedule your next appointment today.
Brushing and Flossing
Brushing and flossing are the most important steps you can take to protect your oral health every day. Brushing should be done with a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste after every meal and snack. Flossing should be done both morning and night either immediately before or after brushing. These steps alone can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay, and keep your smile healthy and attractive for years to come.
As important as your daily routine is, it cannot replace the need for biannual cleanings and examinations. These twice-yearly visits allow us to remove plaque and tartar from all surfaces of your teeth, and give Dr. Perlmutter an opportunity to detect small oral health issues before they become major problems. When caught in their earliest stages, most oral health issues can be quickly and completely dealt with without major intervention.
If you are ready to commit to your oral health, please contact Oradell Family Dentistry today. We welcome patients from Dumont, Bergenfield, and all surrounding areas.