Winter is nearly here. At this time of year, especially around the holidays, maintaining good oral health can be a challenge. Seeing your dentist in Cincinnati OH can help. At Kemper Meadow, we can help you maintain good oral hygiene, even during the holidays and throughout the long winter. Here’s what you need to know.
See the Dentist
You should be seeing your dentist for teeth cleaning and examination in Cincinnati, OH about every six months. If you last saw your dentist 6 months ago or more, then it’s time to make another dental appointment. Maintaining a regular schedule with the dentist can be tricky.
To make it easier, try making it a tradition or a habit of seeing the dentist every year just before the 4th of July and again just before the new year. Making your appointments before major holidays can help you remember when it’s time to see the dentist, which makes it less likely that you’ll miss an appointment.
Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
You may already be aware that you’re supposed to brush your teeth twice per day, but are you brushing your teeth properly? Ask the dentist for a tutorial on brushing your teeth the next time you stop in for a dental cleaning. Some tips when brushing your teeth:
- Use a soft bristle toothbrush.
- Use a toothbrush that fits comfortably in your mouth.
- Brush for two minutes.
- Consider getting an electric toothbrush.
Don’t forget to floss your teeth as well. Do this once per night.
Limit Sugar Intake
Around the holidays, it’s really tempting to eat a lot of sugar. Unfortunately, sugar leads to tooth decay and cavities. To limit your sugar intake, consider allowing small indulgences when at holiday events, but try to find a way to limit sugar intake in your daily life. For example, cut back on sugary drinks consumed on normal days of the week to offset sugary holiday foods consumed at events.
Know the Signs of a Problem
Knowing the signs of a dental problem can help you decide when it’s time to seek dental help. Some symptoms to look out for include:
- Pain in the tooth
- Loose permanent tooth
- Bad breath that won’t go away, even when the teeth are brushed
- Persistent bad taste in your mouth.
See the dentist if you’re having problems.
Contact Your Dentist Today
Is it time to see the dentist at Kemper Meadow? Contact us today to make an appointment.