Tips to maintain a healthy smile

By Montefiore Medical Center
June 15, 2020

Everyone wants a beautiful, healthy smile. Thanks to quality dentists such as those at the Montefiore Medical Center, patients can achieve their dream smile and improve their oral health and wellness with our team. We are committed to ensuring patients have access to the treatments they require to keep their teeth free from cavities and periodontal disease, while also achieving the smile they’ve desired for years. We offer general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry options for patients in and around the community of Bronx, NY.

How can I obtain a healthy smile?

A healthy smile requires effort to achieve and maintain. However, it’s not difficult. Many patients in the Bronx, NY area who visit Montefiore Medical Center and want to discuss their oral health will find that taking care of the smile requires just a few things to consider.

•            Brush and floss after every meal. At-home care is important. When you take care of the smile with brushing and flossing after every meal, you are reducing the chance of plaque and tartar building up on the teeth and gums. These can contribute to tooth decay and periodontal disease.
•            Visit the dentist at least every six months. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting the dentist for a comprehensive examination and a dental cleaning twice a year. We also find that patients with certain conditions, such as periodontal disease, will benefit from visits every few months to get the infection under control.
•            Call the dentist as soon as problems arise. Many dental conditions can worsen if they are not attended to in the earlier stages. If you experience a toothache, injury, or other problem, it is best to make an appointment for a proper diagnosis and treatment rather than waiting for the issue to progress until your next scheduled visit.

Request an appointment today

Our dental staff at Montefiore Medical Center is pleased to provide patients in the area with the best quality care in the Bronx, NY area! If you are ready to work with a team of professionals that are dedicated to helping you improve your oral health and wellness, contact us today and book an appointment at any one of our eleven convenient locations through Bronx, NY.

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