Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to become a bit negligent about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. At Montz and Maher Dental Group our goal is to provide exceptional general and cosmetic dentistry services in the Pearland, TX area and to help you evaluate where you stand and what you think about whether you could step it up a notch. We are committing to educating you on the best oral health best practices that can prevent future problems and improve your quality of life. Here are some of our favorite tips:
Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth thoroughly after each meal.
Best: Brush after each meal and floss properly before bed.
Good: See your dentist if you get a toothache.
Better: See Dr. Montz or Dr. Maher once a year, even if you don’t notice any dental problems.
Best: Twice-yearly, have an extensive dental exam and professional dental cleaning at Montz and Maher Dental Group.
A White Smile
Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use an OTC tooth whitening system at home.
Best: Schedule an in-office tooth bleaching procedure.
Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this, by the way.)
Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
Best: Restore your smile with a beautiful, sturdy, and natural-functioning dental implant. (Consult with Dr. Montz to find out if you are a good candidate for an implant.)
Good: Eat a sensible diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a sensible diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, steer clear of sugary snacks, abstain from energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day to keep acid at bay.
For Young Smiles
Good: Never put your baby to bed with a bottle. When your toddler starts drinking from sippy-cup, don’t let them sip juice or milk all day.
Better: Follow the previous counsel and schedule his/her first dental checkup before the first birthday.
Best: In addition, communicate with Drs. Montz and Maher about dental sealants when your child is young. Once your little athlete starts participating in sports, make sure he or she wears a protective mouthguard. It’s important to set a good example of daily dental hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices.
At Montz and Maher Dental Group, we are dedicated to delivering top-notch general and cosmetic dentistry services in the Pearland, TX area. We invite you to call us today at 832-895-5120 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.