Dental heath directly affects the body's overall health. Proper at-home oral care including brushing, flossing, and rinsing can greatly reduce a person's risk for dental ailments. At Greater Long Island Dental, our team educates patients on proper at-home care techniques and offers preventive services to stop potential problems in their tracks.
Oral wellness is keeping your mouth in a condition that affects the rest of
your body. Your whole body is related, and if your mouth is not healthy,
the rest of your body can't be healthy.
Oral hygiene is definitely one of the foundations of oral health. We teach
people how to brush properly. We teach people how to floss properly. The
benefit of knowing how to take care of your teeth and how to have healthy
gums is so that you can maintain your teeth for a lifetime.
At Greater Long Island, we have a strong periodontal program. Our
hygienists are always going to continue education to learn the latest
techniques in taking care of their teeth.
It's really important to have good hygiene habits. You need to brush your
teeth at least two times a day, and the reason why we say two times a day
because it's known how long it takes for bacterial plaque to stick to
teeth. You also need to floss at least one time a day.
One of the things that people should avoid is not having proper nutrition.
The number of times during the day they eat carbohydrates or sweets is
very, very important. The other thing they should try to avoid is grinding
your teeth. Many people have habits where they are clenching or grinding
their teeth, and at Greater Long Island, we can fabricate different types
of guards or behavior modification devices to help them not do that.
One of the ways you can learn more about keeping your teeth healthy is to
look at our website. We also provide our hygienists to coach people, so
that if you wanted to come in and have an appointment and a discussion on
how to take care of your teeth, we would be happy to provide that.