Best Practices For A Healthy, Beautiful Smile

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Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to be complacent about your dental care. In this article from Priority Dental in Casper, our goal is for you to evaluate where you stand and look at whether you could step it up a notch.

Brushing

Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth properly after each meal.
Best: Brush after each meal and floss correctly before bed.

Dental Checkups

Good: See us if you get a toothache.
Better: See us once a year even if you don’t notice any dental issues.
Best: Twice-yearly, have an intensive dental exam and cleaning.

A White Smile

Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use a whitening product at home.
Best: Schedule an in-office tooth bleaching procedure.

Missing Tooth

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, stable, and natural-functioning dental implant.

Smile-Friendly Nutrition

Good: Eat a wholesome diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a nutritious 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 baby 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 counsel and schedule his/her first dental checkup before the first birthday.
Best: In addition, ask us 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.

At Priority Dental in Casper, we want the best possible dental health for all our patients. Services include family and restorative dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Priority Dental:

307-333-6285

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1224 E. 2nd St.
Casper, Wyoming
82601

 

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