The brightness of your smile is often an indication of the health of your mouth. Dr. Jesal Patel and Dr. Shawn Dornhecker of Cincinnati, OH, provide a full suite of gentle dentistry services to keep your mouth healthy and your smile sparkling. However, they also stress that at home care is critical to your oral health and offer the following reminders for the whole family.
- Brush, brush, brush. Most dentists recommend brushing your teeth after every meal. At a minimum, it’s important to brush every morning and at night using a soft and comfortable toothbrush. Brush firmly, but gently, as brushing too aggressively can damage the gums and enamel.
- Floss, too! Flossing is important because it removes food particles that are trapped between your teeth where the toothbrush simply won’t reach. If you’re not sure that you’re flossing correctly, ask your dental hygienist to during your next appointment.
- Skip the soda. Try to limit the sugary candies, cakes, and sodas. Foods and beverages that are high in sugar content stick to your teeth, leaving you with a perfect environment for plaque and bacteria to spread, leading to tooth decay. If you can’t eliminate those foods from your diet, be sure to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth after eating or drinking.
- Keep your appointments. Regular visits to the dentist are important, even if you’re not in pain or having any problems. During your check up, a dental hygienist will professionally clean your teeth, removing plaque that you can’t get rid of at home. Additionally, the dentist will check your teeth, gums, and the inside of your mouth for potential issues before they become larger problems. The earlier an issue is started, the less invasive the treatment will be and the better outcome you will have.
If you’re looking for a dentist who cares about the health of your mouth and your overall wellness, call Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry at (513) 815-3166.
Dr. Jesal A. Patel and Dr. Shawn Dornhecker run a successful dental practice in their home state of Ohio. Both doctors attended the Miami University for Microbiology in Oxford, Ohio and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. The wife-husband duo brings together a wealth of experience while working with children, adults, and veterans during their residency at The Medical College of Ohio.
Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry has two offices in Bridgetown and Fairfield. The team at the clinic strives to serve with the best quality care to their patients using the latest technology. They strongly believe in working with local businesses in Ohio to empower the local community.
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