One of the holistic dentistry concepts that we work to foster with our patients is that of personal responsibility. You are in charge of maintaining good, healthy habits, and if you’re a parent, you’re also in charge of helping your kids learn how to do the same. There are so many ways that you can take control of your dental health and ensure a beautiful lifelong smile.
When we talk about prevention, we’re not only talking about cleanings and checkups — although those are of course essential to your dental health. We’re also talking about the numerous things that you can do yourself. For example, fostering good dental hygiene habits like flossing, brushing and rinsing will go far toward ensuring a healthy mouth. Cutting back on sugary treats and drinks is also very helpful.
When combined with regular checkups and cleanings, your preventative measures put you in control of your dental health. It’s empowering to know that you can do so much to ensure a healthy smile, and that you can help your kids learn how to do the same.
If you have any questions about holistic dentistry or what you can do to take charge of your dental health, be sure and ask us the next time you’re here. If you don’t already have your next cleaning and exam scheduled, why not call now and set that up? After all, you’re in charge.