Educating patients on proper preventative care
- Posted on: Jul 30 2021
In keeping the smile healthy, it is vital that patients participate in preventative care as well as hygiene visits to Dr. Lenny Slepchik’s downtown Montreal office. As visits to the dentist may be three to six months apart, home maintenance and proper oral hygiene between appointments is required to keep the smile healthy. To do so, patients should consider the following steps every day:
- Brushing. Brushing the teeth removes food particles and plaque that can contribute to unwanted conditions such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. It is recommended that patients brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and use gentle motions to brush both the teeth and gums. Brushing too hard can cause damage and bleeding gums. Patients should use a fluoride toothpaste that helps protect the smile and strengthens the tooth enamel. Brushing the tongue is also important in avoiding bad breath.
- Flossing. Many patients overlook flossing, though it is also a vital step in home healthcare. Flossing removes food particles that can become trapped between teeth and contribute to bad breath, periodontal disease, and tooth decay. Patients should brush at least once a day, after brushing if possible.
- Mouthwash. A mouthwash is a great way to finish your oral healthcare routine. Mouthwashes may be selected for certain concerns such as sensitive teeth or bad breath. They can freshen the smile and wash away anything that has not been caught with brushing and flossing.
- Calling the dentist as needed. Patients should visit their dentist for an evaluation and cleaning according to their recommended hygiene sccchedule. However, there are problems that might develop between appointments. It is crucial that patients schedule a visit with their dentist if issues arise, even if they are not ready for their routine checkups. Many problems can be diagnosed and treated before they become more serious problems.
Call Dr. Lenny Slepchik In Downtown Montreal today
Patients who are interested in learning more about caring for their smiles will want to speak to with Dr. Slepchik about oral hygiene between dental appointments. His office is located at 800 Boul Rene-Levesque O, Suite #310 and can be reached by phone at (514) 875-7971 or email at [email protected].
Posted in: General Dentistry