We understand that one of the main reasons you come to our La Costa area dental office is to have a great smile. Of course, regular dental check ups are a big part of maintaining good oral health which will keep your pearly whites sparkling, but there are also a few easy things you can do to take care of your teeth between visits to your Carlsbad area dentist, Dr. Sandler.
One of the most obvious steps is to brush your teeth after every meal or snack. Sometimes it’s not realistic to brush right away when you’re out or working, in these cases dentists recommend rinsing your mouth with water for about seven seconds. This simple act helps wash harmful acids away from your teeth and gums. Similarly, rinse your mouth out after drinking dark liquids like soda, wine, coffee, and tea that can stain your teeth.
When you brush your teeth be sure to do so properly. Brush gently and in small circles. Next time you visit Dr. Sandler, your dentist in the La Jolla area ask her to recommend the right toothbrush and toothpaste for your specific needs.
In some cases, cosmetic dentistry might be the solution. Teeth whitening can do away with unsightly stains that take away from your smile as a result of soda, coffee, wine, tobacco and other substances. Meanwhile, crowns, inlays, veneers, and bonding can protect damaged teeth and cover imperfections.
Missing or misshapen teeth can also be corrected through cosmetic dentistry in an effort to help you get the smile of your dreams. Dental implants are a natural looking, permanent way to replace missing teeth while tooth contouring involves the use of a laser or drill for re-shaping.
By not limiting the harmful bacteria and acids that wreak havoc on your teeth and scheduling regular visits with Dr. Sandler, your Carlsbad area dentist, you will have a winning smile that’s bound to impress. Not only will your teeth look great when you smile, you’ll also have the peace of mind with a healthy mouth free from painful problems. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sandler at Solana Family Dental, call 858-345-1960.