Dental Care Advice Every Mom Should Heed

Dental Health and Basic Dental Care

Moms seem to have the innate ability to keep many plates spinning in the air for their families at all times, but that skill sometimes leads them to neglect their own basic needs. The hectic lives most mothers lead may cause proper dental care to take a back seat. However, by heeding just a few key tips, it is possible for even the busiest mom to find an affordable dentist to help her keep her smile bright.

Though it may seem obvious, it bears repeating that moms need to brush their teeth no less than twice daily. Each brushing session should last for at least two minutes in order to ensure thorough removal of harmful plaque. In addition, care should be taken to avoid brushing the teeth too vigorously, because this can result in damage to the gums. Every dental care professional would emphasize the fact that flossing must also be a priority, as it represents one of the most effective methods of eliminating plaque and preventing cavities from developing.

Lifestyle choices can also have a significant impact on oral health, and busy moms everywhere need to take note of the fact. Eating a balanced diet that is replete with fresh fruit and vegetables is a great way to gain essential nutrients while avoiding sweets and processed foods that can contribute to gum disease and tooth decay. Regular exercise has also been shown to reduce the risk of periodontal disease, a fact which many moms may not even be aware of. Making time for activities that lower stress such as yoga, deep breathing, and quiet meditation can also help decrease the likelihood that problems with TMJ, teeth grinding, and canker sores will emerge.

Finally, moms everywhere owe it to themselves to remain faithful to a regular schedule of professional check-ups and cleanings with an affordable dentist. They would never allow their children to skip their dental appointments, so it only makes sense for moms to diligently practice the dental care they preach. Setting a great example for their sons and daughters in terms of maintaining good oral health is one of the greatest gifts a mother can give.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania today at (215) 789-9675 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Philadelphia. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania.

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