Your oral health has a huge impact on the body. The mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, so maintaining a clean dental environment is instrumental for a healthy quality of life.
How Can You Maintain Your Oral Health?
Two of the most important things you can do to keep your smile healthy is brush and floss. Dr. Fred Hermanson and our team recommend making brushing and flossing a normal part of your daily routine. This will not only prevent unnecessary dental decay but also extend the life and function of your teeth so you can enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile for years to come.
Diet is another important aspect of your oral health. Eating or drinking foods with high sugar content creates an environment where bacteria flourish, which causes dental decay. We recommend you brush your teeth after eating and use fluoridated mouth wash.
Another way to maintain your oral health is to receive fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a mineral naturally occurring in food and water that strengthens the enamel of your teeth, preventing cavities. This treatment helps restore fluoride to your teeth if you have a deficiency.
For more information about oral health in Apple Valley, Minnesota, call Smiles by Design at 952-432-9155 and schedule a visit with our dentist.