Patient Education

Dental Care Tips for Adults and Children

 

Chances are, these tips aren't new to you, but sometimes we all need a little reminder! Here are a few basics for keeping teeth healthy and strong.

Tips for Adults

  • Brush and floss twice a day.
  • Visit your dentist at least twice each year.
  • If you can't brush right after eating sugary foods, swish and swallow water or chew sugar-free gum for a few minutes!
  • Did you know that crunchy foods like apples clean your teeth naturally?
  • Hard foods - like popcorn kernels, jawbreakers, and ice - can break your teeth. Be careful!
  • Too much coffee, tea, and wine can stain your teeth over time.
  • Drink more water
  • Teeth are for smiling and eating... they aren't tools!  Use staple removers and scissors for removing staples and opening packages!

Tips for Kids

  • Brush and floss twice a day.
  • Visit your dentist at least twice each year.
  • Limit sugary foods like candy, juices and pop. Drink more water!
  • If you wear braces, clean between your brackets and bands every day.