5 Tips For Improving Oral Health In 2017

Dec 28th, 2016 | By | Category: Preventive Dentistry

In just a few days we start a brand new year. Now is a great opportunity to improve the health of your smile. You can avoid bad habits and take steps to reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. There are a number of ways to improve oral health in 2017.

Improving Oral Health in 2017

  1. You should have a checkup every six months: Twice a year you should see your dentist for a thorough checkup. During the visit, we will examine your teeth and gums, as well as your jaw and oral tissue, for signs of problems. We can then recommend treatment before a problem progresses.
  2. You need a routine dental cleaning: Along with an exam, you also need to have your teeth cleaned. A cleaning allows the doctor or hygienist to completely remove plaque and tartar from the teeth. Brushing and flossing can’t remove tartar, which is calcified plaque. A cleaning can reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease.
  3. We suggest brushing teeth twice a day: You should brush your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and again at night. You should brush your teeth for at least two minutes per session, reaching every available surface of the tooth.
  4. Everyone should floss once a day: You need to floss every night before bed to remove the food caught between the teeth, which a toothbrush’s bristles can’t reach. Flossing is essential for avoiding gingivitis and eventually, gum disease.
  5. We suggest cutting bad habits in 2017: There are a number of bad habits that can harm your smile. First, we recommend avoiding cigarettes and other tobacco products. We also suggest cutting back on foods and drinks high in sugar and other starches.


Dr. Stefan Moiceanu is a highly skilled general and cosmetic dentist who proudly serves patients of all ages from Richmond, CA, and surrounding areas, such as Berkeley, San Pablo, Pinole, Benicia, Vallejo, and more. To learn more, or schedule a consultation, contact Hilltop Family Dental as soon as possible by calling us at (510) 758-7222.

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