Oral Hygiene

Taking Care of Healthy Teeth

Dr. Teresa Salem of Pearl Dental Associates has the experience and skill needed to repair and restore your teeth. However, she’s happiest when her patients are able to keep their teeth healthy and strong. With proper oral hygiene, you can protect your teeth from damage and decay. Your oral health is a vital part of your whole body wellness, so start building good oral hygiene techniques today.

Brush Regularly, Brush Right

Brush your teeth twice a day to remove plaque and cavity-causing bacteria. Use a soft-bristled brush, and brush gently. Hard-bristled brushes or too-harsh brushing can actually damage your teeth and gums. Be sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride to maximize your dental health.

Floss Daily

Flossing can remove plaque and bacteria from hard-to-reach places. It also helps prevent gum disease. Since gum disease has been linked to diabetes, premature birth, and heart disease, flossing doesn’t just protect your oral health, it also protects your whole body health.

Eat Well

Avoid sugary snacks, and eat a healthy, balanced diet. Vegetables and fruits can help you keep your mouth healthy. If you start experiencing pain while eating or can’t tolerate hot or cold foods, contact Dr. Salem for an appointment.

Use Tools, Not Teeth

Many tooth injuries occur because people are using their teeth improperly. Don’t chew your nails, or use your teeth to open packages. Take the time to use tools, and protect your teeth.

Athletes Need Mouth Guards

Many sports pose a danger to your teeth. Get a custom mouth guard to prevent dental injuries. Our office can fit you for a custom mouth guard so that you can keep your teeth safe and strong.

Schedule Regular Cleanings

All adults should schedule a dental check-up and cleaning every six months. If you have certain health conditions, you may need even more frequent cleanings. If you’re looking for a Holbrook, MA dentist who can help you maintain your oral health, call (781) 995-3334 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Salem.