Great Oral Hygiene Is Essential To Maintaining A Healthy Mouth

Why Dr. Gunnerson Cares So Much About Your Oral Hygiene?

Although they are simple and may seem tedious, tasks such as brushing and flossing your teeth and using mouthwash are the key to preventing the majority of dental issues. Dr. Gunnerson and our team at Gunnerson Dental strive to educate and encourage our patients to take care of their teeth outside of our office so that you can keep your beautiful smile.

Some Oral Hygiene Recommendations From Gunnerson Dental

During your time at our office, our team works hard to improve your oral health. It is essential, however, that you continue taking care of your smile at home through consistent oral hygiene. Good dental hygiene includes a number of daily habits and practices that help to keep your smile healthy and bright. Our dentist recommends that you follow these basic steps to help your smile stay in optimal health:

  • Brush your teeth after each meal or at least twice a day. We encourage you to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that includes fluoride.
  • Floss at least once every day. The most important time to floss is just before you go to sleep at night.
  • Eat a balanced diet. Limiting your intake of very sugary and acidic foods can help to prevent tooth decay.
  • Maintain your regular visits to the dentist every six months. During these visits, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and a thorough dental exam to make certain we provide any needed preventive or restorative treatments.

How Dr. Gunnerson Can Help

When you visit our dentist and team, we will review your dental hygiene habits with you and offer needed information on any additional steps you can take to further improve your oral health. For tips about how you can have better dental hygiene in Payson, Utah, and to schedule your appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today at 801-658-0102.