We live in one of the most historically-rich areas of the United States. We are a suburb of the birthplace of America – Philly – so it is only natural to find ourselves surrounded by landmarks or places that transport us back in time. Whether you want to enjoy a meal at the historic Blue Bell Inn (George Washington paid it a visit) or explore the grounds of Boehm’s Church (founded in 1740!), history is so beautifully preserved in our neighborhoods.
While we admire the beauty of what makes our area so historically rich, it can serve as a steady reminder to preserve our health – mainly – our oral health. It may be easy to let the health of your teeth and gums fall to the wayside, but like the historical treasures that surround us, taking good care of them will keep them in good shape.
Oral Care Preserves Overall Health
Taking your oral care in Blue Bell into consideration benefits your overall wellness. Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, so removing hidden bacteria between your teeth and gums is a sure way to keep your smile bright and help to prevent more serious diseases from developing throughout your body.
Maintaining superb oral hygiene doesn’t have to be daunting. Use the simple tips below to upkeep your oral care:
- Brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste. This is key to ridding your mouth of harmful plaque and bacteria.
- Floss daily. This is the one many of us are guilty of forgetting, but it should be a staple of your oral care routine. This can help to remove hard-to-reach food and debris between your teeth.
- Brush your tongue daily. Your tongue can hold on to bacteria like a sponge absorbing water. Brushing your tongue daily helps remove that bacteria and make your breath smell fresh.
- Think about quitting. If you are a smoker, consider cutting back or quitting altogether to improve your oral and overall health.
These tips are essential and easy ways to maintain a great oral care routine, but the most important one involves sitting in the dentist’s chair.
Regular Dental Cleanings Are Imperative
Although most of your oral care can be taken into your own hands, there is no substitute for regular dental cleanings – typically twice per year – performed by your Blue Bell general dentist, Dr. Ken Siegel, at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.
Dr. Siegel and his experienced team of hygienists are thorough but extremely gentle regarding teeth cleaning and general oral examination. The hygienist will remove tartar from your teeth and polish them, giving you a stellar smile to walk out of the office. The team at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell always has your comfort in mind, so we invite you to relax as we take care of your teeth and gums.
If Dr. Siegel notices excessive bacteria has accumulated on your gums, he may recommend gum treatment using our effective and painless Diode Laser Wand. If you want to maintain the best health for your gums at home, Dr. Siegel may send you home with PerioProtect, a gum treatment you wear like teeth whitening trays, except they contain medicine to protect your gums from harmful bacteria.
Whatever your oral care routine looks like, Dr. Ken Siegel and his caring team will always aim to help you achieve the best oral health with every visit.
Don’t Put Off That Teeth Cleaning Any Longer!
We understand that no one looks forward to their dentist appointments, but at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell, we make it a calm and relaxing experience. We want to be a part of your Blue Bell oral hygiene routine and aim to help you achieve a smile – and oral health – that is spectacular.
Call us at (610) 272-0828 to schedule an appointment or use our online form. We look forward to seeing you at your next cleaning!