You may think that if you’re having trouble maintaining a clean smile, something just must be inherently wrong with your oral health. However, you may be overlooking some very simple yet extremely common obstacles that can be fixed and that, once addressed, will make keeping a clean smile exceptionally easy! Remember, no two patients are exactly alike, so if you’re having trouble with your dental care, the best step to take is to contact our Cerritos, CA team for a visit! For now, ease your concerns with some new and potentially very relatable information.
#1: Missing Teeth
One of the obstacles keeping you from maintaining a very clean smile that you’re just not recognizing? The fact that you are missing teeth! Believe it or not, when you choose to wait on replacing your teeth after tooth loss, you’re leaving your smile extra vulnerable to oral health problems. The openings attract debris throughout the day. It makes keeping everything clean difficult. Bacteria may accumulate and problems may follow. Treat your smile with tooth replacement, such as dental implants, soon!
#2: Needing A Dental Hygiene Review
You may not necessarily realize it. However, you might really need a dental hygiene review! Though your method of brushing and flossing may seem on track since you’ve been doing the same thing for such a long time, remember that a dental professional may have a much easier time recognizing little issues that can lead to not-so-clean smiles! Let us know if you have any questions.
#3: Poorly Fitting Dental Work
If your dental work is not fitting as well as it should, this can lead to difficulty with effectively cleansing your smile and with your oral health. For instance, if your bridge doesn’t fit quite right, there may be space between a crown and your remaining teeth, which allows bacteria (that you cannot address) to invade. Let us know if you have damaged your dental work or if you’re having problems with fit, so we may fix it!
#4: Forgetting About Professional Cleanings
If you forget about your professional cleanings, you’re going to end up facing accumulating plaque and tartar. You can try your best with your daily oral health care but try as you might, you’ll be brushing and flossing over buildup you cannot budge. Keep up with professional cleanings, so your home efforts can truly pay off.
Let Us Help You Maintain Your Smile
Tell us when you feel that no matter what you do, you’re having trouble maintaining a healthy smile. Consider the fact that dental surgery and other improvements may guide you toward an easy-to-maintain grin again! To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities.