Throughout his career as a dentist, Sherwin Kevy, DDS, has established himself as a dedicated and compassionate professional. In addition to providing top-quality clinical care at his practice, Dr. Kevy encourages his patients to practice good oral hygiene at home, thereby reducing the need for serious dental procedures. Here follows a brief list of his dental hygiene tips.
Brush and floss after every meal: After you eat a meal, food particles will inevitably become stuck between your teeth. Left unchecked, these particles can give rise to a biofilm of colonizing bacteria known as plaque. To prevent the formation of plaque, use a toothpaste with fluoride and brush your tongue to eliminate mouth-borne bacteria. In the same vein, flossing helps remove the hard-to-reach particles between your teeth.
Maintain a healthy diet: Candies, sodas, juices, and other foods high in sugar can wear away the enamel of the teeth and leave them prone to cavities. Make a point to eat foods such as meats, nuts, and dairy products, which provide the calcium and vitamins necessary to strengthen enamel.