Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene is the practice of cleaning your mouth and teeth in order to prevent dental problems like cavities, periodontal (gum) disease, gingivitis and bad breath. Oral Hygiene is absolutely essential to your overall health and well being! A consistent and thorough home regimen is the foundation of oral hygiene, but teeth cleanings are necessary as well. Tartar and plaque build-up can only be fully removed with professional care, and a visit to your dental office is recommended every six months.

In order to make sure your mouth and teeth are being kept in the best shape, you should come in for a regular teeth cleaning at least twice a year. You should also be flossing and brushing your teeth at least twice a day, including thoroughly cleaning the tongue and the inside of your cheeks.

Be aware of the kinds of foods that can be detrimental to your overall oral health. These kinds of foods involve anything too sugary or acidic, which can eat away at your teeth enamel and caffeine and coffee, which can cause the teeth to stain. Be sure to stay away from smoking and chewing tobacco, which are both linked with multiple dental diseases, including cancer.

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Fast and Gentle Cleanings, X-rays, and more

At Family & Cosmetic Dentistry you can expect superb results with a good experience. The dental hygienist's at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry are very gentle and also very patient and considerate. Come to a dental office where you will actually be excited to visit with the dentist and professional team. Our hygiene knowledge and understanding can help you maintain your oral health for years to come. If issues arise, we have gentle professionals that can assist in the health and relief of your teeth and gums. In addition to our essential oral hygiene services, Dr. Lopez is also the best cosmetic dentist in Boulder, able to provide a number of procedures to maintain or restore your smile.