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Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?

Good Oral HygieneCaring for your smile can be a challenging task, especially if you are unaware of which good oral hygiene habits make up a strong oral care routine. However, arming yourself with knowledge can keep your teeth healthy and clean for a lifetime. Learn more about good oral hygiene and what it means for you with husband and wife team Dr. Laura Dávila and Dr. Norberto Velázquez at their practice in Greenville, NC.

How should I care for my teeth daily?
Caring for your teeth is an everyday task which ensures that your smile stays free from plaque and tartar, which are the first stages of teeth decay. The American Dental Association advises that you should brush twice daily with a soft toothbrush for at least two minutes using short, back and forth motions. Floss between each tooth at least once a day and ensure that you reach up and under the gums as well.

What else can I do to keep my teeth healthy? 
Be sure to change your toothbrush for a fresh one when it begins to show signs of wear. Just like with a broom, the bristles begin to bend and cannot reach the tighter or more cramped areas of the mouth. Eat foods high in calcium like leafy greens and dairy. This helps keep your teeth healthy and strong from the inside out. In addition to a good diet with hearty and healthy foods, you should also see your dentist for routine preventative examinations and cleanings.

How often should I see my dentist? 
The American Dental Association also advises dental examinations and cleanings at least twice a year. These preventative visits provide the opportunity to find and treat issues like cavities or gum disease in the earliest stages with the least invasive and complex procedures. Regular cleanings remove any plaque or tartar buildup brushing or flossing may have missed and provide you with a clean slate to work with until your next appointment.

Good Oral Hygiene in Greenville, NC 
Keeping up with your smile is crucial to your overall health. Though you may believe that you should only see the dentist if something hurts, you can prevent a toothache altogether with regular visits and proper oral hygiene.

For more information on good oral hygiene habits, please contact Dr. Laura Dávila and Dr. Norberto Velázquez at their practice in Greenville, NC. Call (252) 756-7789 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!

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Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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    "Dr. Davila is such a nice and caring dentist. She doesn't rush her time with you, and she makes you feel genuinely cared for. Her and Dr. Velasquez make a great team, and their staff is very friendly and caring as well. Good office atmosphere. I would recommend them to friends and family. "
     

    S. TRUMAN


Oakmont Dr Greenville, NC

Greenville, NC Dentist
Drs. Davila & Velazquez, P.A.
120 Oakmont Drive
Greenville, NC 27858
 (252) 756-7789
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