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By Family Dental Care
March 26, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Hygiene  

Isn’t it time you considered whether you are doing everything you can for your oral health?oral hygiene

Everything from how well you brush to what you eat can affect the health of your teeth and gums. Anyone can be prone to decay or gum disease if they aren’t careful, but the goal of our Rocky Hill, CT, dentists Drs. Edward and Mary Pergiovanni is to make sure that you have all the information you need at your disposal to make smart choices about your oral routine. Here are some ways to keep your smile healthy:

At-Home Cleanings

How you care for your teeth and gums each and every day can really make a difference for your oral health. Regardless of what kind of toothbrush you use or which kind of toothpaste you like, consistency and proper technique are the biggest keys to a healthy smile.

You should be brushing at least twice a day (once in the morning and again at night) and flossing daily. Of course, your toothbrush wasn’t meant to last forever, so make sure you are replacing it (or the toothbrush head) every three to four months (or whenever the bristles begin to wear).

Eat For Your Smile

Your teeth, gums and jawbone also need certain nutrients to remain strong and healthy. Stay away from sugary, starchy treats and drinks, particularly when reaching for a snack. Instead, choose from fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy.

If you need a snack, opt for crisp veggies, an apple and/or a slice or two of cheese, which can be natural teeth cleaners and help stimulate the production of saliva, which can remove debris and bacteria and help remineralize tooth enamel to prevent decay.

Visit Your Dentist

Even with the best oral health habits in place, you still need to visit our Rocky Hill, CT, general dentist every six months for routine cleanings. From removing surface stains, plaque and tartar buildup to performing oral cancer screenings or detecting decay early on, there are so many benefits to getting routine checkups every six months and no matter how healthy your teeth feel it’s still important that everyone gets routine dental checkups.

If you have questions or concerns about your oral health it’s important that you have a dentist you trust to provide you with the care you deserve. If you have questions about the services we offer or just need to schedule a routine dental cleaning, don’t hesitate to reach out to Family Dental Care in Rocky Hill, CT, today.


Dr. Mary Pergiovanni has been named the 2017 recipient of the Hartford Dental Society Dr. James & Ella Burr McManus Award


Dr. Mary Pergiovanni receives the 2017 Hartford Dental Society James and Ella Burr McManus Award


Dr. Ed and Dr. Mary Pergiovanni recently volunteered for their 9th Connecticut Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic. Click on the link below to see Dr. Mary featured in a news clip which aired on NBC30.
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