Oral Hygiene & Home Care

To keep our patients healthy, our dental team at Rico Dental can provide a list of helpful health tips for you and your family. Our gums, teeth, and mouth are all affected by our diet and daily habits. To learn more about how you can prevent dental problems in between your visits with our dentist, we invite you to talk to us about maintaining good oral hygiene in Elk Grove, California. You can phone our office at Rico Dental Center for Advanced Dentistry Phone Number (916) 684-8200, or stop by to schedule your appointment with Dr. Jorge Rico.

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 and team recommend 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.

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. To learn more about dental hygiene and to schedule your next appointment at our office, we welcome you to call or visit us today.