Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to become somewhat lax about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. In today’s post, our goal is for you to evaluate where you stand and examine whether you could step it up a notch. Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and benefit your quality of life.
Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth normally after each meal.
Best: Brush after each meal and floss normally before bed.
Good: See your dentist if you get a toothache.
Better: See Doctor Bateman once a year even if you don’t notice any dental problems.
Best: Twice-yearly, have a comprehensive dental exam and professional dental cleaning at Bateman Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
A White Smile
Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use a tooth whitening system at home.
Best: Schedule an in-office tooth bleaching procedure.
Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this.)
Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
Best: Restore your smile with a beautiful, durable, and natural-functioning dental implant. (Consult with Doctor Bateman to find out if you are a good candidate for an implant.)
Good: Eat a sensible diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a healthy diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, minimize sugary foods, abstain from energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day to keep acid at bay.
For Young Smiles
Good: Never put your infant to bed with a bottle. When your toddler starts drinking from sippy-cup, don’t let them sip juice or milk all day.
Better: Follow the previous guidance and schedule his/her first dental checkup before the first birthday.
Best: In addition, communicate with Doctor Bateman about dental sealants when your child is young. When your little athlete starts participating in sports, make sure he/she wears a protective mouthguard. Set a good example of daily dental hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices.
Hello, I am Doctor Andrew Bateman. At Bateman Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry, we are dedicated to the best in dentistry. We invite you to call 18017664042 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.
Contact Bateman Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry:
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2961 W Maple Loop Dr.