Back To School Tips For A Healthier Smile

It’s August, summer is winding down, and you’re getting ready to jump back into your fall routine. Now is the perfect time to get your oral hygiene back on track and end the summer with a healthy, bright smile. Asheville dentist Dr. Shawn Hoffert of Red Maple Dental offers a wide range of dental services to help you maintain your smile. We work with each patient to identify their dental issues and determine which treatment is right for them. At Red Maple Dental, we are dedicated to our patient’s oral health success. We have compiled a few tips to help improve your smile for the end of summer.

Tips For A Healthier Smile For Back To School

  • Schedule a preventive care visit. general dentist Dr. Hoffert has years of dentistry experience helping patients maintaining a healthy, functional smile. At Red Maple Dental, we recommend that patients visit our Asheville, NC dental office at least twice a year for preventive care exams. During a comprehensive exam, Dr. Hoffert is able to thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, and gums for any signs of complex dental issues like gum disease or TMJ. Visting an experienced dentist regularly is part of maintaining optimal oral health.
  • Update your oral hygiene routine. Make sure your oral hygiene routine is right for you. Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day helps combat dental issues like cavities and gum disease. It is important to make sure you are using the correct tools to help keep your oral hygiene on the right track. There are different kinds of toothbrushes and dental floss that may work better for your smile than your current tools. Please feel free to discuss any questions you may have with Dr. Hoffert.
  • Protect your smile. Going back to school may mean starting up a new sport! It is important to keep the teeth protected, especially during contact sports like football or basketball. Mouthguards are a great way to keep your teeth protected from the trauma they may endure during contact sports. Dr. Hoffert would be glad to discuss ways to help keep your smile protected with mouth guards during sports season.
  • Try to minimize the number of acidic foods and beverages you consume. Enamel erosion can have negative results on your smile. Consuming acidic foods and beverages can stain the enamel and even weaken it over time. Once the enamel is damaged, it can not be restored naturally. It is important to take care of your teeth to avoid the need for complex treatment. If your enamel is damaged, Dr. Hoffert offers services like dental veneers, teeth whitening, and dental bonding to help restore your smile.

Visit Red Maple Dental in Asheville, NC

We offer a wide range of restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry service in our Asheville dental office. If you need to schedule an appointment for a preventive care exam, please feel free to contact our office. You can schedule an appointment online or call 828.348.8858

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