When you visit Modesto Dental Group for your regular cleanings and exams, our dentists and hygienist will also review your oral hygiene with you. While receiving routine professional dental care will go a long way to keeping your smile healthy, nothing replaces a good at-home care routine. After reviewing your oral hygiene, we will make recommendations on ways that can improve your hygiene regimen.

Here are a few basic steps to help keep your smile healthy:

  • Floss daily. Flossing reaching areas of your mouth that brushing does not.
  • Brush at least twice a day. It is especially important that you brush before going to sleep at night.
  • Eat a balanced, nutritious diet, and limit your intake of sugary and acidic foods.
  • Keep all your regular dental appointments.

We will also examine your mouth for signs of gum disease and review your periodontal health with you while you are in our office. Your gums are a crucial part of your oral hygiene, and we will work with you to help keep them free from gum disease and other problems. Our office provides periodontal cleanings and treatments, and if more extensive treatment is required we will refer you to a trusted specialist to ensure that you receive the care you need.

For more information about oral hygiene and periodontal health in Modesto, California, and to set up an appointment with our dentists, please call us today at 209-527-3990.