What can I do at home to keep my teeth healthy?
Comprehensive dental care doesn't end when you leave our office – in fact, most of your dental care takes place at home. Elk Grove dentists Dr. Phipps and Dr. Ngai know the best way to treat a dental problem is by preventing it from ever happening! We place a heavy emphasis on preventive care and believe that you are an important part of your oral health team.
We will discuss your family's dental habits during each visit and make recommendations on how to improve or maintain them for optimum oral health. This includes demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques, recommending dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash customized to your dental needs.
Your diet can have a profound effect on your oral health, and it goes further than avoiding sugary snacks. Nutrient-rich foods and low-fat dairy products can strengthen your teeth and keep your gums healthy and disease-free.
Other health issues such as acid reflux or cancer can affect your oral health, too. We can make recommendations for ways to minimize the effect of these conditions to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.
For customized recommendations on how to improve your oral health at home, call our office today and schedule an examination.