One of the most important ways in which you can keep your smile healthy is to practice good oral hygiene at home. When you visit Pop Smiles Dentistry, our dentist and hygienist will provide you with information and instructions on how you can improve your home care routine. Give us a call today at (703) 844-0404 to make your appointment with Dr. Jamil Sowan and to learn more about dental hygiene in Manassas, Virginia.During your time at our office, our team works hard to improve your oral health. It is essential, however, that you continue taking care of your smile at home through consistent oral hygiene. Good dental hygiene includes a number of daily habits and practices that help to keep your smile healthy and bright. Our dentist recommends that you follow these basic steps to help your smile stay in optimal health:
- Brush your teeth after each meal or at least twice a day. We encourage you to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that includes fluoride.
- Floss at least once every day. The most important time to floss is just before you go to sleep at night.
- Eat a balanced diet. Limiting your intake of very sugary and acidic foods can help to prevent tooth decay.
- Maintain your regular visits to the dentist every six months. During these visits, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and a thorough dental exam to make certain we provide any needed preventive or restorative treatments.