Dental hygiene recommendations from our team at All Coast Dental

Oral hygiene is essential to maintain healthy smiles over the years. This is why our team at All Coast Dental in Pacific Beach, California, educates patients on developing an oral hygiene routine for daily home care. Dental hygiene is essential as it helps prevent many problems, including tooth decay and periodontal disease.

How should I care for my smile?

  • Visiting the dentist at least every six months is a great way to ensure you have access to the care you need. But what about the time between appointments? A good dental hygiene routine will guarantee a healthy smile for life! Drs. Joseph and Julie Boulos often make certain recommendations to patients, which may include the following dental tips:
  • Brush twice each day. Brushing your teeth twice daily, in the morning and before bed, is crucial for maintaining good oral hygiene. This helps remove the plaque and bacteria that often build up throughout the day and night.
  • Floss daily. Flossing at least once daily helps remove any food particles from between the teeth that brushing alone cannot reach. This prevents plaque buildup and promotes healthy gums.
  • Use a fluoride toothpaste. Our team describes fluoride as a mineral that helps strengthen teeth and reduce the risk of developing tooth decay. Using fluoride toothpaste helps keep your enamel strong and resistant to cavities.
  • Limit sugary drinks and snacks. The bacteria in our mouths will feed on sugars, producing acids that can erode enamel and lead to tooth decay. Limiting sugary drinks, candies, and snacks can help prevent these harmful effects.

How do I find out more about dental hygiene recommendations?

Working with a dentist at All Coast Dental will assist in educating you on how to care for your smile and develop an oral hygiene routine at home that works for you and your schedule! Drs. Joseph and Julie Boulos of Pacific Beach, CA, encourage you to learn more about preventive dentistry with home care. Call (858) 264-3002 to request a visit to our office, located at 2180 Garnet Avenue, Suite 1-K and serving those in the surrounding cities of Ocean Beach, La Jolla, Mesa, San Diego, University City, Bay Park, and Clairemont, CA.