June is Oral Health Month and an excellent opportunity to think about oral care and the state of your smile. With school over, vacations planned, and celebrations to attend, it's a great time to get your smile in tip-top condition. At the office of Stunning Smiles of Las Vegas, Dr. Racanelli and his team provide a broad range of services to bring out the best in every smile.
Good oral health depends on excellent oral care.
According to the American Dental Association's recommendations, brushing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush is essential for maintaining optimal oral health. Remember, it's best to use fluoride-containing toothpaste that has the ADA seal of acceptance. It's also critical to remove plaque and food particles between the teeth and under the gumline daily. By taking just a few minutes to gently and thoroughly floss your teeth each day, you can reduce your risk of dental disease.
Support your smile with wise dietary choices and avoid harmful oral habits.
Although sugary foods and sweet and carbonated beverages can harm your oral health, other foods rich in nutrients that can help keep your teeth and gums strong and boost your resistance to dental disease.
And remember stay away from harmful oral habits. While many can feel good in the short term, be aware that certain oral habits can wreak havoc on your smile and health. Smoking, vaping, finger sucking, chewing ice, clenching, and teeth grinding, to name a few, can damage your teeth and gums, impact your oral health, and have consequences on your overall well-being. It's also worth noting that oral piercings and tooth adornments such as grills or embedded gems represent popular fashion trends. However, they can also lead to significant oral health problems and other issues.
Establish a partnership with an office that can serve all your dental needs
While it’s an open secret, the key to a healthy smile is good oral care, a nutritious diet, and routine professional dental care. Whether you need a dental checkup and cleaning, dental restorations, full mouth reconstruction, dental implants, Invisalign® treatment, or one of the many other services we provide, Dr. Racanelli and his team are well-equipped to help.