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Raymond A. Della Porta, II DMD
1300 36th Street, Suite F
Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 567-1025
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Vero Beach, FL Dentist
Raymond A. Della Porta, II DMD
1300 36th Street, Suite F
Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 567-1025
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By Raymond A. Della Porta, II DMD
May 11, 2020
Category: Oral Health

All of us want to maintain healthy teeth, but only some really take the appropriate measures to prevent potential oral complications or issues. These measures involve regular checkups with Dr. Raymond Della Porta and Dr. Scott Elliot here in our practice at Vero Beach, FL, as well as practicing proper oral habits—read on to learn more.

Essential Oral Care Habits That You Should Practice

Preventive dental care begins with you. With healthy oral habits, your risk of developing gingivitis, gum disease, and cavities is lessened. With this in mind, the following are some basic habits that you must:

  • Brush your teeth two times daily at a minimum, both morning and night. It is recommended that you use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Practice the proper method of brushing your teeth. Your toothbrush should be gripped at an angle, pointing to the region where your teeth and gum meet. Move your toothbrush in a circular back and forth motion. Brush for two minutes.
  • Treat flossing as important as brushing. Flossing rids your mouth of leftover debris from the foods you’ve eaten and removes plaque from the hard-to-reach areas between your teeth.
  • Gargle with mouthwash. Consider using a fluoridated mouthwash. Mouthwash decreases acidity, re-mineralizes the teeth, and cleans areas in the gums that are difficult to brush.
  • Refrain from acidic and sugary foods. These could give you cavities and wear down the teeth’s enamel.
  • Don’t use tobacco-containing products. Aside from the risk of pulmonary diseases and cancer, these could lead to other serious dental issues.
  • Stay hydrated with water. By keeping your mouth moist, your risk of developing cavities and gum disease is lowered.
  • Check-in with your dentist regularly. Schedule visits with your dentist here in Vero Beach, FL, at least twice every year for checkups and professional cleanings. Your dentist could help spot any potential oral issues that you may have overlooked and offer you the most appropriate treatments.

The Importance of Professional Preventive Care

Aside from observing proper oral hygiene at home, preventive dentistry services provided by your dentist are likewise vital. These could:

  • Reduce your risk of developing gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues.
  • Encourage proper oral care habits.
  • Help identify possible oral issues in advance, which could aid in reducing further treatments and costs.
  • Assist in decreasing the possibility of dental issues related to other chronic medical conditions, like diabetes, eating disorders, osteoporosis, and cancer, among others.

Need More Oral Hygiene Advice, Contact Us

Dial (772) 567-1025 to set up a consultation with one of our dentists, Dr. Raymond Della Porta or Dr. Scott Elliot, here in our Vero Beach, FL, office.

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