Dads are sometimes too busy that they neglect their dental health. With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s a great opportunity for dads to take care of their dental health and go in for the dental visit that may have been pending for a long time.
Here are some of the dental tips dads can follow for great dental health:
Good Oral Hygiene Habits
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Position the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle while brushing. Floss daily and use the right flossing technique. Replace your toothbrush after every 2-3 months or after you fall sick.
Manage Dry Mouth Symptoms
If you are taking any heart medication, it may cause dry mouth and inhibit saliva flow which is essential for washing away the bacteria and germs that can cause cavities. Chewing sugarless gum and swishing with water will help manage dry mouth.
Avoid Gum Disease
If you are diabetic, you are at a higher risk of developing gum disease. It’s important to visit your dentist on a regular basis to avoid gum disease and other dental problems caused by diabetics and medications.
Take Dental Injuries Seriously
You may be at a higher risk for dental injury depending on your lifestyle or hobbies. Wearing a mouth guard while playing contact sports will help you reduce the chances of a dental injury. Wear a helmet while riding a bicycle or motorcycle.
Regular Dental Checkups
Visiting your dentist twice a year is crucial for good oral health. Tooth loss and other dental problems can be easily managed with routine dental checkups. Your dentist will perform regular cleanings to prevent cavities and screenings to detect early signs of oral problems.
If it has been a long time since your last dental appointment, now is the perfect time to schedule one. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Steffany Mohan is the Owner of Plaza Dental Group and is a leading dentist in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Mohan is an expert in implant, family and cosmetic dentistry, is Invisalign certified and has gained a reputation of excellence in the dentistry community. Plaza Dental Group has built a reputation for excellence and its close doctor-patient relationships, which has made them one of the premier offices of Iowa dentists