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Happy National Oral Hygiene Month!

Did you know that practicing daily oral hygiene can minimize your risks of developing complex dental problems?

Practicing daily oral hygiene is an excellent way to take charge of your oral health. You don’t have to be a professional dentist to follow a simple oral hygiene routine to improve the overall health, function, and aesthetic of your smile. As one of the leading dentist in Truckee, CA Dr. Donald Reid understands the importance of oral hygiene and maintaining a healthy smile. Your oral hygiene routine is part of what dentists consider preventive dental care. Preventive dental care is practiced at home as well as in the office, under the care of experienced dental professionals. Truckee general dentist Dr. Reid recommends that patients visit his office biannually for routine preventive care visits. During your visit, Dr. Reid will perform a comprehensive exam to evaluate your mouth, teeth, gums, muscles, and joints to check for any signs of complex dental problems like TMJ, gum disease, and tooth decay. For complex dental problems, we offer a range of treatments, including bite correction, orthodontics, and periodontal therapy. If need, we can provide sedation dentistry to keep you comfortable and relaxed during your treatment. Dr. Reid will examine your teeth and determine which treatment best suits your oral health needs. We understand no two patients are alike and work diligently to provide personalized treatment.

The Importance of Oral Hygiene

In recent years, research has suggested that poor oral health may be linked to your overall health. Taking proper care of your smile not only improves your oral health but it can have positive effects on the body. We know that poor oral hygiene can create a breeding ground for bacteria that may attack the gums and teeth. However, poor oral hygiene may also be linked to stroke, heart disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and lung conditions.

Prevention is Key

One of the best ways to improve your oral health is by practicing a proper oral hygiene routine. By keeping the teeth clean, you are minimizing your chance of developing complex dental problems and compromising your overall health. Following these keep tips can help protect your smile and health in the future.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes a day
  • Floss your teeth
  • Rinse with mouthwash
  • Chew sugarless gum

Following these simple steps can help improve your oral health in the long run. If you have any questions regarding your oral hygiene routine, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Reid. Dr. Reid can work with you to help improve your oral hygiene routine and provide any dental treatment you may need. If you need to schedule preventive care exam or have any questions, contact our Truckee, CA dental office.