Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits
By Nguyen Dental
April 13, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits

Healthy teeth mean a healthy body, and good oral hygiene is important for your health and longevity just like eating well and exercise.

Children and adults alike need to take great care of their teeth for optimal health and happiness, and Dr. Paul Nguyen at Nguyen Dental in Prairieville can help you maintain your smile.

Here are the best ways to practice preventative dental care and keep up your oral hygiene:

Thorough brushing

Frequent teeth brushing, at least twice a day or after meals, is critical in preventing the build up of plaque and development of cavities. Make sure to use a soft bristled brush and cover every area of your teeth, including along the gum line.


Many people complain about flossing, but it is an important, easy and quick way to ensure your oral health. Make sure to floss between every tooth to remove food particles, which can develop into bacteria and decay if left in place.

Nutritious eating

Sugary foods are tasty but not so great for your teeth. Your Prairieville dentist suggest keeping sweetened foods to a minimum, and consuming fresh, crunchy vegetables and other healthy foods. Make sure to also drink plenty of water to keep food from lingering on the surface of your teeth.


Ask Dr. Paul Nguyen at our Prairieville office about using a rinse if you are experiencing chronic bad breath or could benefit from additional fluoride. Your dentist can recommend an over the counter or therapeutic rinse to accommodate your specific dental needs.

Deep cleanings and examinations

Make sure to schedule regular deep cleanings and exams with your dentist at our Prairieville office. A professional cleaning is important for removing any tartar from your teeth, and an examination allows your dentist to locate and treat any cavities that may have formed. In addition, your dentist will take occasional x-rays to ensure the health of your teeth.

By practicing good oral hygiene at home and keeping up with visits at Nguyen Dental in Prairieville, LA, you can experience lifelong dental health. Call us today at (225) 673-1647.