If you want the best-looking skin and hair, you know that you have to treat it properly. You have to perform daily care and maintenance, with cleaning or styling, to make sure it not only looks its best, but also stays healthy. You may schedule regular treatments at a salon or spa to make sure your skin and hair get the kind of care you can’t give them at home.

And that’s exactly how you should treat your teeth. Here are some of the secrets of optimal tooth care, both at home, and at the dentist, or, dare we say, the tooth spa.

toothpaste and toothbrush for optimal tooth care.

Considering Home Care for Your Teeth

What’s your regular hair care routine? In addition to washing and brushing, you likely have some kind of conditioner. And for your skin? You probably have cleaning, moisturizing, and more. The point is that if you are looking to maintain healthy, beautiful, teeth, you can’t just think of them once a day. It’s important to consider them throughout your day.

First, make sure you’re brushing twice a day and flossing every day, too. You may want to consider adding a rinse to your daily routine. Consult with a dentist about what type might be best for you, as some can be drying and may cause more harm than good. Don’t be tempted into brushing after every time you eat–just like you can damage your skin with too much exfoliation, you can do the same with your teeth and gums.

You know how some foods can lead to breakouts or cause your skin’s natural glow to dim? Well, the same can happen with your teeth, with some foods seriously damaging your enamel or dimming them. There are staining foods like coffee, red wine, chocolate, and more, but even more damaging are acidic foods that erode the enamel from your teeth. Sodas, citrus fruits, wine, and even mineral water can strip the enamel from your teeth. You should cut down on these foods, and, when you do eat them, rinse your mouth afterward with neutral water.

If you have sensitive skin, you know that the makeup you find in the grocery store aisle can lead to bad breakouts and other problems. It’s the same for teeth whitening products. If you want the best teeth whitening without causing problems for your teeth, get your whitening from a professional.

Spa Visits for Your Teeth

But home care is only part of treating your teeth optimally. In addition, you need to make regular visits to a professional who can assess the effectiveness of your home care and recommend changes, as necessary, as well as perform treatments you can’t do at home.

But how often should you make these preventive care visits to your dentist? Just as your aesthetician or dermatologist might recommend different intervals for your visits–maybe one month, maybe three–your dentist might recommend more visits than the average person. If you tend to build up plaque more than other people, are susceptible to gum disease, or have vulnerable restorations, such as dental implants, you might want to visit three or four times a year rather than the two recommended for most people.

Expect the Best Care

You know the value of a visit to the salon as a relaxing, peaceful experience. Why shouldn’t your dentist be the same? If you’re not getting a similar relaxed and refreshing experience at the dentist that you get at the salon, then maybe you need to consider a different dentist.

If you are looking for an optimal dental care experience in Rochester, MI, then you’re looking for Doolin Haddad Advanced Dentistry. Please call (248) 656-2020 today for an appointment with one of our skilled and compassionate dentists today.