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Teeth for Life

After your visit to Bellefontaine Family Dental, you will be able to feel a difference in your teeth’s cleanliness. Our dentists and team are dedicated to keeping your teeth feeling fresh, but it is also important for you to keep up your dental care at home. For more information about dental hygiene in St. Louis, Missouri, and what you can do at home to maintain optimal oral health, we welcome you to contact our dental office at 314-741-5133.

Dental Cleanings and Regular Checkups

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.

Keep Your Smile Healthy

Our dentist recommends that you follow these basic steps to help your smile stay in optimal health:

Floss Once a Day

Floss at least once every day. The most important time to floss is just before you go to sleep at night.

Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day

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.

Eat a Balanced Diet

Eat a balanced diet. Limiting your intake of very sugary and acidic foods can help to prevent tooth decay.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

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.

Schedule Your Next Dental Checkup

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. When it’s time for treatment by a dental professional, give us a call and schedule an appointment. Reach out to our office by calling 314-741-5133 at your earliest convenience!