Proper dentistry is about prevention. When you visit San Diego Dentistry Studio, our dentist and team will help you learn how to maintain good oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene habits will help you prevent disease and cavities from occurring. We will teach you the proper technique for flossing and brushing, and answer any lingering questions you have about how to take care of your teeth. Contact our dental studio at 858-257-3412 to learn more about dental hygiene in San Diego and Rancho Bernardo, California, and make your appointment with Dr. Tim Garofolo.

During your time at our office, our team works hard to improve your oral health. It is essential, however, that you continue taking care of your smile at home through consistent oral hygiene. Good dental hygiene includes a number of daily habits and practices that help to keep your smile healthy and bright. Our dentist recommends that you follow these basic steps to help your smile stay in optimal health:

  • Brush your teeth after each meal or at least twice a day. We encourage you to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that includes fluoride.
  • Floss at least once every day. The most important time to floss is just before you go to sleep at night.
  • Eat a balanced diet. Limiting your intake of very sugary and acidic foods can help to prevent tooth decay.
  • Maintain your regular visits to the dentist every six months. During these visits, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and a thorough dental exam to make certain we provide any needed preventive or restorative treatments.

When you visit our dentist and team, we will review your dental hygiene habits with you and offer needed information on any additional steps you can take to further improve your oral health. To learn more about dental hygiene and to schedule your next appointment at our office, we welcome you to call or visit us today.