We take a lot of care to educate our patients and children
in the local community on how to take care of their teeth
and gums so as to help them achieve healthy teeth and gums
for a lifetime. Start by remembering the # 2:
- Brush your teeth at least 2 x per day for 2 minutes with
a fluoride toothpaste
- Floss 2 x per day
- Visit your dentist at least 2 x a year for a cleaning
replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three or
four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn
toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
Clean between teeth daily with floss. Decay-causing bacteria
still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't
reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles stuck
in between your teeth.
Eat a well-balanced diet (we tell kids to think of the colors
of the rainbows for healthy fruits and veggies) and limit
And don't forget to visit your dentist regularly for professional
cleanings and oral exams which will help identify and decay
starting, gum disease, oral cancer screening and much more.
Relationship to Systemic Health
Poor Oral Health has been associated with a variety of medical
conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and adverse
outcomes of pregnancy such as premature labor and low birth
weight babies. Untreated oral disease can also affect the
ability to eat, sleep, and function, and have a negative impact
Dental decay has been identified as the most common childhood
disease and is most prevalent among kids in low-income families.
At Dr. Diane Romaine and associates, we want to make sure
all children get a head start on good oral hygiene habits.
We also work with fearful patients of all ages to help our
patients achieve healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.