Basic Dental Care Checklist for Adults

Staying on top of a basic daily dental routine and making time for regular dental visits now can help keep you out of the dental office in the future. (Not that we don’t always enjoy seeing you!)

Here are a few common-sense preventive things you can do that will pay off down the road:

Brush and floss daily—Yes, you’ve heard this a million times, but we can’t emphasize enough the importance of regular brushing and flossing. Every day that plaque stays on your teeth, the more destructive it becomes.

banfastfood2Eat well-balanced meals—It’s so easy to turn to fast food and sugary drinks and snacks to save time when you are you’re juggling work, home and kids. Sure, sugar can provide an instant energy boost; but it can wreak havoc on your teeth and cause you to crash after the initial “sugar high.” Focus instead on incorporating a variety of foods, including fresh vegetables and fruits, into your daily meals and substitute fruit, nuts and celery or carrot sticks for sugary snacks.

Exercise regularly—Researchers are finding that people who maintain a healthy lifestyle—exercise and eating right—are 40 percent less likely to develop advanced gum disease.

Treat yourself to cosmetic dentistry—If you want to feel really good about your smile, Dr. Angell offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry options including teeth whitening to brighten your smile; and porcelain veneers, bonding and dental implants to correct chipped, crooked or missing teeth.

If you are looking for a dentist in the Troy and Birmingham area who utilizes the latest dental techniques and technology, be sure to check out Dr. Douglas Angell. Angell’s Dentistry is committed to providing each of our patients with a beautiful, healthy smile and unmatched dental care. Give our office a call at (248) 362-4330 and be sure to visit our website at:

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