You brush and floss daily, but even the most diligent oral hygiene habits can miss a spot. That’s where Bruggeman Dental comes in – we offer comprehensive dental services in Thornton to help you maintain the best possible oral hygiene.
You deserve to have a healthy, beautiful smile – and we want to help you get there.
Why is Oral Hygiene so Important?
Oral hygiene protects you from the pain and expense of periodontal (gum) disease and reduces the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses. Gum disease can destroy the tissues which hold your teeth in place, including the jawbone. And bacteria and infection that develops in and around your gums can spread to other parts of your body if left untreated.
Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day to remove plaque, a sticky substance formed when bacteria, food particles, and saliva combine on your teeth.
How Can Bruggeman Dental Help Me Maintain My Oral Hygiene?
We offer a variety of services to help you maintain your oral hygiene, including:
– Comprehensive dental exams and cleanings
– Oral cancer screenings
– Customized toothbrushes and floss
– Dental sealants and fluoride treatments
Dr. Bruggeman can also help you establish a preventative routine. We offer a variety of tips and tricks to help you achieve excellent oral hygiene at home. The point is to help you stay healthy and feel confident about your smile without spending hours in the dentist’s chair.
Here are some tips:
– Use fluoride toothpaste and brush at least twice a day.
Brushing twice a day keeps the cavities away. And a fluoride toothpaste adds extra protection.
– Floss at least once a day.
Flossing is a little extra effort, but more than worth it when you see the healthy, beautiful results in your teeth.
– Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash after brushing.
Antiseptic mouthwash will leave that nice, fresh, minty feel in your mouth.
– Avoid sugary foods and drinks.
You’d be surprised how avoiding that extra cookie now and again can improve your overall dental hygiene.
– Chew sugarless gum.
Sugarless gum can help stimulate saliva and rinse away the food debris and plaque that cause problems.
– See your dentist regularly for professional cleanings.
There’s no substitute for an occasional quick checkup and professional cleaning.
– Use a gum stimulator.
This small instrument has a soft, rubbery, pointed tip that you can use to clean plaque from your teeth and gums that your toothbrush might miss.
– Use a tongue scraper.
It can leave you with the freshest possible breath, and any extra effort you put toward your oral health can mean less time necessary in the dentist’s chair.
If you have any questions about your current hygiene practices, please ask us.
Excellent Oral Hygiene in Thornton
Bruggeman Dental offers a variety of services to meet your oral hygiene needs, including:
– Family Dentistry
We can help every family member of any age keep their teeth in great shape, especially those who sometimes need the most help – kids and teens.
– Cosmetic Dentistry
Keeping your teeth healthy is important, but feeling great about how your teeth look is sometimes just as important, and we can provide the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
– Preventative Dentistry
Rather than having to treat dental issues, we can help you avoid them.
If you or a family member needs help with malocclusion or straightening teeth, we provide braces and other options.
Contact Us Today
At Bruggeman Dental, we want you to have a smile that you can be proud of. We know that visiting the dentist can be intimidating, but our team is dedicated to providing gentle, compassionate care. We’ll help you maintain a healthy mouth for a lifetime.
Schedule an appointment with us today, and let us show you what we can do.