Taking care of your teeth is an essential part of obtaining and maintaining good oral health. It has also been proven that oral health affects a person’s overall general health. Therefore, proper oral hygiene and visiting your Lake Mills dentist for regular checkups and teeth cleanings is essential if you want to stay healthy.
Obtaining and maintaining good oral health is a collaborative effort. You, your Lake Mills dentist and hygienist play an important role in this goal. To keep your teeth clean, you’ll need to establish a healthy oral hygiene regimen that you regularly practice at home and you’ll need to visit a highly trained dentist like ours at Johnson Creek Dental Group and see your hygienist every six months for professional teeth cleanings as well. Your hygienist has two very important jobs. She is responsible for cleaning your teeth professionally to prevent tooth decay and other oral health problems and she’s also there to teach you how to properly take care of your teeth in between visits. If you were to only rely on your hygienist’s professional cleanings and neglect to care for your teeth in between visits, you would not have a very healthy mouth. What you do on daily matters and your hygienist can teach you what you need to do, how you need to do it and to answer any questions you may have. Once your hygienist gives you the information you need, it is up to you to implement it. You need to not only know how to properly clean your teeth daily when you’re at home; you need to practice it. You should brush your teeth and tongue and floss thoroughly twice a day using the type of tooth brush your hygienist recommends. You’ll need to be consistent with your oral hygiene regimen. Doing this will brush away cavity-causing bacteria and plaque which will help you to prevent dental health problems.
If you’re due for a cleaning, don’t wait. Contact our office right now to schedule your appointment with our Lake Mills dentist.