Rx for a Healthy Smile

PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTHY TEETH AND GUMS

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy requires diligent, lifelong effort. Some efforts are simple and others are difficult to complex. To help you meet the challenge, Dr Delgado offers the following:

THE SIMPLE THINGS:

  • Brush and floss after eating
  • Limit soda and sugar intake
  • Have your teeth professionally cleaned
  • Use products sweetened with xylitol

A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT

  • Do not ignore pain - it's much better to fix problems when they are small

THE MORE COMPLEX

Inform Dr. Delgado if you grind your teeth while sleeping, since this can cause major dental damage such as gum recession, excessive tooth wear or decay, jaw pain or periodontal tissue damage. It can even result in headaches and sleep disturbances. Dr. Delgado can help to ensure that you aren't unknowingly grinding away vital tooth structure.