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Home Care

General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Boca Raton, FL

The following are recommendations by the American Dental Associaion (ADA) to help reduce the risk of caries and gum disease.

General Recommendations

  • Brush teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between teeth daily
  • Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks
  • See a dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease

Personalized Recommendations

  • For patients with increased risk of gum disease, consider mouth rinse or toothpaste with proven antimicrobial activity
  • For patients with increased risk of caries, consider fluoridated mouth rinse
  • For patients who struggle to clean between their teeth, consider what interdental cleaning tool (a waterpic) might be best
  • For patients seeking or needing improved plaque removal, consider a power toothbrush

Lifestyle Considerations

  • Discourage practice of do-it-yourself orthodontic treatment
  • Recommend that patients drink fluoridated water
  • Discuss tobacco cessation (smoking and smokeless tobacco)
  • Recommend that patients avoid oral piercings

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