When our doors open, your North Hollywood, CA, team will be ready to help improve your smile’s beauty with the latest in cosmetic dentistry. However, until then you should stay in as much as possible to help protect you and your community from COVID-19. In today’s blog, we have a few tips for safeguarding your smile until we can see you again!
Brushing and Flossing
Daily care is a must! Not only to control teeth stains, but to also lower the risks of issues like tooth decay, dental infection, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. We urge patients of all ages to start their day by brushing for two minutes, and then do the same before bed. Make sure you use a fluoride toothpaste, as this strengthens the outer layer of tooth enamel. At night, we also need to floss thoroughly, which means moving the tape up and down each side of every tooth and dipping below the gum line in a “c” motion. Doing so helps remove trapped food particles, and is essential for lowering the risk of issues like gingivitis and gum disease in particular.
Watch What You Snack On!
Certain foods and drinks could stain your smile and also lead to a higher risk of tooth decay and periodontal issues. For example, foods high in sugar and starch leave behind particles that feed bacteria, allowing plaque buildup to accumulate on the surfaces of the teeth, weakening enamel and inflaming gum tissues. Beverages with tannins and dark pigments could stain the teeth, such as coffee, red wine, soda, and tea, and others could contain sugars and acids, like energy drinks, sodas, and sports drinks. Instead, try to drink more water and pick foods and snacks like fruits, veggies, cheeses, whole grain crackers, nuts, and yogurts.
Let Us Know About Changes
Our team still provides emergency care for people with toothaches and sensitivity, as well as chipped or cracked teeth. If you experience pain in your smile, or notice damage following an accident or biting down on something hard, then contact our team today. We want to know about these changes and if possible, to offer treatment to address them and help improve the health, function, and beauty of your smile. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our team!
Do You Have Questions About Protecting Your Smile?
We want to work with you to ensure your smile remains bright and healthy until we can see you again for high-end cosmetic treatments. For more information on treatment options and cosmetic care, then schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.