Dental Care: One Step at a Time

Dental Care: One Step at a Time

Jun 22, 2018

How many of our patients improve their dental health can be a great thing, but it can also be overwhelming if done incorrectly. In the following blog article will discuss a few changes you can make to your dental health, that are simple and easy to maintain. We want all of our patients to constantly work to achieve better dental health and better overall health.


In an effort to fight cavities, the most effective treatment that can be done is controlling your diet. By eliminating sweet and acidic drinks, you would be doing a lot to prevent cavities. Some may make the argument that when comparing natural fruit juice to soda, fruit juice is a better drink option. From a dental standpoint, however. The acid in both soda and juice weakens your enamel, and the sugar feeds the bacteria. By simply drinking more water throughout the day, you will not only help your teeth, but you can even take inches off of your waistline.

Oral Hygiene

Each and every one of my patients has a different schedule, lifestyle, and circumstances. For this reason, we customize hygiene recommendations for patients based on their circumstances. By taking baby steps towards improving your oral hygiene, you will slowly but surely develop a habit that will be much harder to break. Start by flossing a couple of times a week, then try up to three times a week, then 4, then 5. In time, it’ll become a regular part of your regimen.

Get Organized

Maintaining a schedule ensures your dental health. By setting up your 6-month checkups in advance, you will be setting yourself up for success.

If you’re motivated to improve your dental health this coming season, start by giving us a call at Great Smiles on La Mesa in La Mesa, CA. We would love to play a part in and assist you in your journey to better dental health.