Larchmont, NY Dentist
Joel F. Levy D.D.S.
2039 Palmer Ave. Suite #101
Larchmont, NY 10538
(914) 834-9534

NYC Office
(212) 986-2287
20 E. 46th St. Suite 1300
New York City, NY 10017
Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?
By Joel F. Levy D.D.S.
March 28, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

It’s easy to fall behind on good oral hygiene habits due to the daily distractions of life. But remember that all it takes is a few dedicated oral hygieneminutes each day to keep your mouth clean, fresh, and free from dental or gum disease. Start a better oral care routine with the help of Dr. Joel Levy, a dentist serving Larchmont and New York City, NY.

Oral Hygiene Matters
Most people know how important it is to maintain good general hygiene—keeping your body as clean as possible. The same is true for the inside of your mouth, which can harbor millions of bacteria. Good oral hygiene is about keeping the levels of harmless versus bad bacteria in your mouth in balance. It is also about keeping your mouth free from foreign matter and particles.

Best Practices for Oral Care
Investing time and attention in your teeth and gums will significantly increase your chances of good long-term dental health. Review this list to see if you are observing good oral hygiene habits:

- Brush both the front and the back of your teeth as well as the top surfaces thoroughly for at least two minutes, twice per day.
- Floss between your teeth after each meal and before bed. Floss so that you take care not to transfer food or bacteria from one side of the mouth to another area of the mouth.
- Rinse regularly with an anti-bacterial, fluoride mouthwash recommended by your Larchmont and New York City, NY dentist.
- Chew plenty of crunchy raw vegetables and fruits throughout the day to promote saliva production—saliva helps clean the mouth and rinse away germs.
- Minimize your consumption of sugary foods, or at the very least brush immediately after consuming them.

Your Dentist Can Help
One of the best oral hygiene habits you can observe is to keep in touch with your Larchmont and New York City, NY dentist and schedule check-ups every six months. If you have had a serious dental issue in the past that needs to be monitored make that every three months. Your dentist will find and remove any tartar buildup that you weren’t able to remove. Your dentist will also check your teeth for any early signs of cavities or gum disease.

Schedule a Checkup Today
There's always time to save your smile and prevent future dental problems. Take control of your dental health by practicing better oral hygiene habits and see Dr. Joel Levy at his dentist office in Larchmont or New York City, NY. Call (914) 834-9534 for the Larchmont office or (212) 986-2287 for the New York City office.

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