Dental Hygiene

Championship Dental

General Dentist & Family Dentist located in Bishop Arts, Dallas, TX & Farmers Branch, TX

Proper dental hygiene is the key to maintaining good overall health and a beautiful smile. At Championship Dental in Farmers Branch, and Dallas, Texas, Marisol Vargas, DDS, and her experienced dental team educate you about oral cleanliness and professionally clean your teeth to help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other common oral health problems. Schedule a dental cleaning and exam with Championship Dental over the phone or online today.

Dental Hygiene Q&A

What is dental hygiene?

Proper dental hygiene involves taking care of your teeth at home and seeing a dentist regularly for professional cleanings and exams. Doing so lowers your risk of developing dental problems like cavities, gum disease, tooth infections, and even tooth loss.

What should I expect during professional teeth cleanings?  

When you arrive at Championship Dental for professional teeth cleaning, you’re greeted by warm, welcoming staff members. Your dental hygienist removes tartar from your teeth with specialized instruments and uses a fluoride toothpaste to clean your teeth. They also floss your teeth and may use fluoride treatments to protect teeth from future decay.

During your dental appointment, you might also require X-rays to help your dentist detect or treat oral health problems before serious complications arise. They examine your teeth and gums to let you know if you require treatment for an oral health problem.

How can I keep my teeth and gums healthy at home?

There are several things you can do to keep your teeth clean and maximize oral health and wellness at home. Examples include:

Use proper brushing techniques

To achieve good oral health, brush your teeth at least two times daily with a soft, bristled brush and use fluoride toothpaste. Brush for at least two minutes each time.

Floss your teeth daily

Flossing helps remove tartar and food particles from your teeth. Floss at least once daily to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Choose foods and drinks wisely

To optimize oral wellness and reduce your risk of cavities, eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Limit or avoid sweets, especially sticky candies and sugary drinks. Avoid chewing on hard candies, ice, and other hard objects.

Attend routine professional dental cleanings

Your dentist and dental hygienist complete a deeper, more thorough cleaning than what you can accomplish at home, which is why routine professional cleanings are so important. Schedule a dental cleaning and exam every six months or more often if your dentist recommends it.

Make healthy teeth and gums a priority to maintain your beautiful smile. Schedule a dental cleaning and exam at Championship Dental over the phone or online today.