What does oral hygiene mean to you? Confidence that your breath is fresh? Knowing your teeth look white? No toothaches? These are great reasons for good oral hygiene. Dr. Nathan Jergensen and his hygienists at Diamond Valley Dentist in Hemet, CA suggest teamwork for optimal dental health, combining your daily good oral habits with regular professional attention and preventive techniques.

Good oral hygiene starts with a checkup in Hemet, CA

Dental hygiene and health are intimately related. The condition of the mouth is directly related to the risk of systemic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, respiratory problems, and more. Conversely, chronic medical conditions may trigger dental problems. A checkup at Diamond Valley Dentist is an excellent place to start an improved plan of oral hygiene that promotes overall wellness.

Teeth cleaning first focuses on removing plaque from teeth, using special instruments to reach spots you might be missing. It is also essential to remove tartar from teeth, since buildup at the gumline can be the start of gum disease. Teeth are polished, and Dr. Jergensen examines each one, as well as soft tissues, to intercept dental problems before they become extensive or expensive.

Best ways to clean teeth at home

Between-visit oral hygiene is also vital. We recommend:

  • Taking time to emphasize oral hygiene for kids. You are building habits that stay with your child for life.
  • An electric toothbrush for sensitive teeth. Change the brush head every three months.
  • Brush for two minutes, at least twice a day (morning and before bed). Concentrate on one tooth at a time, with extra care at the gumline.
  • Brush your tongue or use a scraper. Otherwise it will quickly redistribute bacteria to the teeth and gums.
  • Floss before bedtime. Pull floss into a C-shape, sliding it around the tooth structure and cleaning under the gums. Move to a clean section of floss for each tooth. Ask your hygienist about alternative products, if you are not comfortable flossing.
  • Finish with an antibacterial mouth rinse. It gets into tiny crevices.
  • Rinse the mouth with water immediately after eating or drinking. Brushing right away can damage enamel.
  • Swish and spit with plain water throughout the day to reduce acids and plaque in the mouth.

Let’s team up to keep your smile looking its best and functioning comfortably. Call 951-458-6545 to schedule an oral hygiene appointment at Diamond Valley Dentist in Hemet, CA. We welcome new patients from Murrieta, Menifee, Perris, and Beaumont.

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If you could use a smile pick-me-up, you've come to the right place. Contact Dr. Nathan Jergensen, your Hemet dentist at Diamond Valley Dentist today by giving us a call at 951-458-6545 or requesting an appointment online.

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