Complete Guide to Oral Health

Oral Health Napa


Springtime means the birds are singing and the bees are buzzing, and life often starts to get-up-and-go for many people! If you’re wondering how to keep up on your oral health this spring, Dr. Jack Hoey suggests these tips and tricks for optimum oral health:


Brushing: Clean the entire surface of every tooth! Ensure you’re brushing for at least two minutes, and be mindful of the intensity with with you brush – don’t press too hard! Replace your toothbrush about every three months, and be sure to use a brush with soft bristles so that you don’t damage your gums.


Staining Substances: Be wary of food and drink that can be damaging to your teeth! Enamel-destroying bacteria feeds on sugar, so limit consumption and brush teeth thoroughly afterwards. Acidic foods also contribute to the deterioration of enamel, and after enough breakdown, a lack of enamel will leave your teeth exposed and sensitive. Drinks like soda, coffee, and tea all lead to stains on your teeth and smoking contributes to some of the worst stains of all!


Visit Dr. Hoey regularly: The best way to ensure your oral health is in optimum condition is to visit Dr. Jack Hoey regularly for checkups and dental cleanings. Plaque on your teeth naturally builds up over time, even if you take great care of your mouth – without regular visits to Napa Valley dentist Dr. Hoey, that plaque can contribute to cavities and cause larger dental issues that are much more time consuming and costly to address!


If you have any questions about how to maintain great oral health this spring, or to schedule your next appointment with your Napa dentist Dr. Jack Hoey at Valley Dental Care, call 707-254-7600 today!