Good Oral Care

Dentist Camas Washington

Camas Dentistry focuses on general dentistry practice, teaching patients to practice good oral hygiene to keep their mouths and teeth healthy. Not only are our dentists excellent with patients, they love to teach patients about proper oral hygiene.

Quality oral care starts with brushing your teeth a minimum of two times daily, and it’s important to floss at least once a day. You can fight the germs and bacteria that grow into plaque on the teeth by using mouthwash each day as well. Starting proper oral hygiene routines early is very important, since children often consume sugary foods and drinks that may cause cavities.

When children are taught to brush their teeth and floss properly, it helps prevent cavities and other oral health concerns. Children that start good oral hygiene practices while young continue to follow good oral hygiene for the rest of their lives, ensuring they have a healthy, beautiful smile for life.

Routine Dental Checkups are Important

Another important part of maintaining good oral health is to make sure you have routine checkups at your dentist. A routine visit includes an examination of the teeth and gums to look for any oral problems, such as cavities. A dental hygienist will also clean the teeth, eliminating plaque that resides in the mouth. Leaving plaque on your teeth can result in gingivitis or cavities. If you want strong, healthy teeth, you need to visit your dentist every six months.

Choosing the Right Toothpaste and Toothbrush

When patients visit Camas Dentistry, they often ask about how they can choose the right toothpaste and the perfect toothbrush. As you choose your toothpaste, make sure it contains ingredients that fight cavities. Look on the label of the toothpaste. It will tell you if it will protect your teeth from cavities. You’ll also want to look for toothpaste that fights gingivitis, ensuring that you keep your gums in good health too.

When you’re choosing a toothbrush, make sure you choose one that comes with soft bristles. Toothbrushes that feature hard or even medium bristles have the potential to scrape away the enamel of the teeth. After the tooth enamel is gone, it never comes back again, leaving your teeth weak and unprotected. Choosing a brush with soft bristles will help you avoid damaging enamel, yet these brushes will still eliminate germs and plaque from teeth, keeping your entire mouth clean and healthy.

If you haven’t had your bi-annual dental visit, be sure to call Camas Dentistry today to set up your routine appointment.