Do Not Forget Yourself: Says a Dentist

Do Not Forget Yourself: Says a Dentist

Posted by Dr. Lee on Dec 2 2019, 08:42 AM

When taking care of our loved ones, we often forget to look after our own needs. Unfortunately, this happens to almost everyone. But it’s high time that you prioritize your health. Self-love is the greatest of all loves. Hence, pamper yourself for a healthy and happy life. 

One of the most important aspects of self-care is taking care of your oral health. Sadly, your dental health will need more care than before with age. So what are the steps to keep your smile evergreen? Find out now!

Get a Dental Insurance

Your house, car, and everything else are insured, but what about your health? If you have health insurance, great! But besides that, you also need dental insurance. It is because many health insurances do not cover dental health treatments.

Dental insurance can help you get affordable dental treatments under good doctors. You can use the insurance to get implants, braces, crowns, preventive care, and so on. Dental insurance never goes in vain. Even if you do not have any major dental health issues, you can use it for regular preventive care.

Take Proper Care of Your Oral Hygiene

Besides getting dental insurance, you should also try to maintain good oral hygiene habits. Some tips shared by the dentists are:

  • Brush twice a day; 2 minutes each time
  • Floss once a day
  • Use fluoride toothpaste
  • Consume fluoride supplements (talk to your dentist before choosing the right supplement)
  • Use a good mouthwash
  • Rinse your mouth after every meal
  • Drink lots of water
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet
  • Keep away from sugary foods
  • Do not consume tobacco or alcohol

Regular Dental Visits

One should visit the dentist on a regular basis to ensure their oral hygiene is maintained well. You might think that a general physician is good enough for your dental care, but that’s not true. A dentist specializes in how you can take proper care of your teeth and gums. We would recommend you to visit a dentist at least once a month. 

If you have dental disorders like plaque and cavity, a dentist can help you cure them sooner than expected. But, trust us, you cannot find solutions to all your dental problems on your own. Therefore, visiting a dentist is a must!

Delaying your dentist’s appointment is not a good idea. So, schedule your appointment at East burn Dentistry and Implants. Our dental experts, led by Dr. Daniel Lee, are here to help you. Call us at 503 2334871 or visit our website for more details. We are located at 1415 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214.

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