Have you ever wondered how you can best maintain the health of your smile? The answer is good dental hygiene! Dental hygiene includes your daily habits that help to keep your smile healthy and bright. Good dental hygiene should include:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice each day. If possible, it is best to brush your teeth after each meal. We recommend that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that contains fluoride, which helps to prevent tooth decay.
  • Flossing at least once each day. Flossing is essential because it helps to remove food particles and plaque from areas that your toothbrush cannot reach.
  • Eating a balanced, nutritious diet. We encourage you to avoid excessively sugary and acidic foods, which can lead to tooth decay.

We also recommend that you visit our dental office every six months for a routine dental exam and cleaning. During these regular visits, our dentist and dental team will clean your teeth, check your smile for any dental problems, and ensure that your smile is in optimal health. If it is time to schedule your next checkup with Dr. James D. Schuette, or if you would like more information about dental hygiene in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, we invite you to contact us today. We look forward to seeing you soon!