Bedford Office
4145 Bedford Road
Bedford, TX 76021
817-354-7840 phone
817-354-8599 fax

By Advanced Family Dental
April 17, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: oral hygiene  

Need advice from your Bedford and Keller dentist?oral hygiene

Good oral hygiene is vital for your overall health. Severe issues like tooth decay, breakdown of enamel, or tooth loss are a result of poor dental hygiene and need restorative procedures.

If you want to prevent the issues mentioned above, here are some tips your Bedford and Keller, TX, dentist would advise you do to maintain dental restorations:

  • Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day while holding the brush at a 40-degree angle to clean hard-to-reach areas.
  • Getting professional dental cleanings every six months to remove hardened plaque that's accumulated on teeth, and around gums.
  • Receiving fluoride treatment may also prevent issues like gum disease and tooth decay, which repairs teeth; try using fluoride-containing products like toothpaste and mouthwash, or drinking fluoride-containing water.
  • Flossing at least once before bed.

Here are a few restorative procedures that'll need you to take proper care of:

  • Dental Implants: This restorative procedure replaces your tooth root with a titanium post when you've suffered from tooth loss.
  • Root Canal Therapy: This procedure is vital when someone has an infected or inflamed dental pulp that needs to be cleaned, disinfected, and sealed.
  • Veneers: These porcelain restorations are similar to crowns but they are cemented on the surface of teeth to hide unappealing issues like crack, dents, and yellowed teeth.
  • Crowns: These are dental caps that fit over weak and/or unsightly teeth to improve your smile and reinforce teeth that are weakened due to dental restorations or dislodged fillings.
  • Bridges: This restoration is similar to dental implants but it doesn't replace a tooth root, just the gap left from losing a tooth.

If you have any questions or concerns about taking care of your dental restorations, just call Dr. Phu Le at (817) 354-7840 for the Bedford, TX, office or (817) 337-0072 for the Keller, TX, office today!