Tips for caring for your teeth—the right way!

Just like other parts of the body, your teeth need special care and attention to keep them clean, maintaining their appearance, and ensure that you have good oral health and wellness. This is why Dr. Paul Covell of Pasadena, TX encourages patients to take the steps necessary to maintain the health and beauty of the smile. Knowing how to properly care for the smile is the first step in educating patients on good and bad oral health habits.

What are some tips for caring for your smile?

Below are just a few recommendations from Dr. Paul Covell regarding ways to achieve and keep a healthy smile!

  • Brushing. First and foremost, patients should brush their teeth after every meal, including snacks. This is done to remove food particles and plaque from the surfaces of the teeth and gums to prevent cavities and periodontal disease.
  • Flossing. Don’t forget to floss! Flossing at least once a day removes food that can become trapped between teeth and might not be addressed with brushing alone. Patients can ask their dentist about recommended types of floss and the proper technique for effective flossing.
  • Lifestyle/habits. What you eat can impact your smile, especially if you fail to brush and floss after meals. Maintain a healthy, balanced diet low in sugars and sweets. Patients should also avoid smoking or chewing tobacco, as these can also affect their oral health and wellness.
  • Regular visits. Patients are advised by the American Dental Association to make an appointment with their dentist every six months for a cleaning and evaluation. Patients should also connect with tehri dentist as soon as problems arise, even if they are not due for a dental visit. This includes an evaluation for trauma to the mouth and toothaches that develop.

Call today for an appointment with our team

Dr. Paul Covell is here to help individuals with their oral health needs. If you are located in or around the area of Pasadena, Texas and are ready to work with a dental professional for your oral health needs, contact the team today by calling (713) 943-9832. Our friendly front office team can arrange for an appointment with our dentist to start on the journey to a healthier smile!

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