The care you take of your teeth and gums plays a direct role in both your oral and systemic health. Poor dental hygiene habits can result in serious issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth infection, all of which may necessitate invasive treatments. Some oral health issues can even increase your risk of heart disease and respiratory illness, and produce complications with diabetes and pregnancy. The best way to avoid these issues is by adopting a dental hygiene routine complete with daily care and biannual visits to Tarrytown dentist Dr. Wanda Mejia.

Caring for Your Teeth and Gums

To maintain optimal oral health, you should brush your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste after every meal. If brushing after every meal is not possible, be sure to brush thoroughly at least twice a day.

Flossing should be done at least once a day to remove food and plaque from in between teeth. Flossing is one of the most effective defenses against gum disease.

Every six months you should plan on visiting Dr. Mejia for professional cleanings and examinations. Your Tarrytown dentistry visits allow us to thoroughly clean and inspect your teeth, helping guard against both minor and major oral health issues.

To schedule an appointment with our Tarrytown dentist, please contact Advanced Dentistry of Tarrytown today. We serve White Plains, Tarrytown, and surrounding areas of New York.