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Posts for: November, 2016

By Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
November 18, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Your oral care routine could make or break your smile. Find out how to give your smile the proper care it deserves.

How often do you truly think about how you brush or floss your teeth? It’s probably pretty automatic at this point in your life, but it might beoral health time to switch out of autopilot and put your oral care routine under the microscope. Our Honolulu, HI dentist, Dr. Jason Ako, wants to ensure that you are giving your smile the care it deserves so that your routine visits are stress-free.

Visiting Your Dentist Regularly

Yes, we know that life gets hectic but your oral health should be a top priority. Regular dental checkups are one of the best ways to prevent dental issues from affecting your smile. If you are someone who thinks that you should only visit your Honolulu general dentist if you are having issues, think again! Even if you aren’t experiencing pain or other problems, these regular appointments are a great way to identify problems before symptoms even set in, and to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth.

Maintaining Your Smile Between Visits

While these six-month checkups are vitally important to your oral health, it’s also important that you are doing your part in between visits to the dentist to guarantee that your mouth stays healthy. By keeping up with your oral hygiene, you can reduce bacteria, plaque and tartar and prevent common problems like cavities and gum disease from affecting your oral health. You should at least be brushing twice a day for two minutes and also flossing once a day, preferably before bedtime.

You should also examine your diet and make sure that not only are you getting the nutrients you need to keep your smile strong but that you are also staying away from sugar and processed foods, which can wreak havoc on your teeth and increase your chances of decay. Just say no to that can of soda or that candy bar in the afternoon and pack your lunch full of healthier, more satiating choices for both you and your smile.

Are you concerned about the health of your smile? Do you need to schedule your next dental appointment? Then turn to Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Honolulu, HI for all of your smile needs.