How your family dentists in Ramsey, NJ, can help you have a healthy smile
Did you know that a health smile can help your body stay healthy? It’s true. In fact, maintaining a healthy smile can help reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and other serious conditions, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Here at Ramsey Family Dental in Ramsey, New Jersey, your dentists, Dr. Robert E. Boff and Dr. Banafsheh Goujani, want to help you enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles—read on to learn how.
Keeping your smile healthy
Maintaining excellent oral health begins with practicing excellent oral hygiene habits. You should be:
- Brushing after meals and before bed
- Flossing at least once each day
You should also be visiting your family dentist at least once each year for a dental examination, including x-rays. Regular dental checkups and x-rays are the keys to diagnosing dental issues early, before they can become major dental problems.
You should also visit your dental hygienist every six to twelve months for a professional dental cleaning. Your dental hygienist can clean both soft and hard deposits from your teeth, creating healthy gums that are firm, pink, and free of inflammation. If you have periodontal disease, you should visit your dental hygienist for supportive periodontal therapy appointments every three to four months, or as recommended by your dentist.
When you establish excellent oral hygiene habits combined with regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist, you are helping to prevent gum disease, periodontal disease, tooth decay, dental abscesses, and other dental problems. Prevention is the key to saving you time, money, and the stress of a painful dental problem.
To learn more about maintaining your oral and dental health, call Dr. Robert E. Boff and Dr. Banafsheh Goujani of Ramsey Family Dental in Ramsey, NJ, today by dialing (201) 327-3060.