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Good oral hygiene is vital for a strong and successful smile and oral health. This is why your dentist, Dr. Iqbal Sayed, strongly encourages you to keep up on oral hygiene and take good care of your teeth and gums. To help you have the oral hygiene you need to succeed, our dental team is more than happy to give you the tips and information you need, which are:

-Brush your teeth twice a day and floss your teeth once a day. As you do these things, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, and floss that have all been approved by the American Dental Association. It’s also vital to visit Dr. Iqbal Sayed every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam.

-Have a healthy and balanced diet. To do so, you should avoid foods and drinks that wear away the tooth enamel and promote cavities, which are sugary and acidic products. The tooth-healthy foods and drinks you should have include dairy products, water, milk, vegetables, and fruits.

-Use fluoride dental products. Fluoride is a natural mineral that nourishes the outer shells of your teeth and helps you prevent dental issues (like tooth decay and enamel erosion). So, make sure to use fluoride toothpaste when you brush your teeth and swish with fluoride mouthwash if you choose to rinse your mouth.

Call Patchogue Dental Service PC today at 631-758-6689 if you have any questions about how to have good oral hygiene in Patchogue, New York. We also encourage you to contact us if you’re due for a six-month checkup or if you have oral health concerns. Our dental team is more than happy to hear from and help you!