You know that in order to be proactive about your general health, it is important to see your general physician once a year or so for a checkup. You also know that it’s a good idea to exercise and to eat a well-balanced diet. Your mental health is just as important, as a healthy person is one who feels emotionally balanced, too. However, when it comes to the basics of what makes a proactive patient who is focused on oral health, this can feel like a bit of a grey area. We are ready to help guide you toward the essentials!
A proactive dental patient is one who protects his or her oral health by remaining dedicated to dental care. This can mean a number of things. It refers to your determination to remain consistent with the oral health care we suggest you follow at home (without skipping a day here or a brushing session there). This also refers to remaining dedicated to the professional dental care we suggest, such as coming in for cleanings or checkups (without skipping a visit).
We will set specific guidelines that will help you safeguard your long-term and short-term oral health. As a result, in addition to remaining dedicated, remaining a proactive dental patient requires one to following our suggestions with precision. Fortunately, they are simple to follow! In general, they include the following:
- Practice consistent preventive care at home by brushing your teeth two times every day and flossing them once every day
- Use the products we suggest, including a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste
- Follow our suggested methods for brushing and flossing
- Receive consistent professional preventive care by making sure you come in for a visit every six months
- Schedule restorative care as we suggest