4 Simple Ways to Care For Your Teeth
By Dr. Brett Silverman | May 29, 2020 | General Oral Care
At Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we believe that when you’ve formed good habits, it’s easy to take great care of your teeth. Through informed and intentional everyday choices, you can empower yourself through oral health changes that can greatly improve your overall health. Many claim that the mouth is the “door to overall health.”
We couldn’t agree more.
Here are four simple ways you can improve and maintain a high level of oral health.
1) Brush Properly
Brushing your teeth is one of the most basic ways to take care of your oral health. You should brush at least twice a day, for at least 30 seconds. Be sure to clean all the surfaces of your teeth, including the insides.
It’s also important to choose the right tools for the job. The American Dental Association recommends using a toothbrush with soft bristles, making sure to select the proper size for your mouth. Unless otherwise instructed by your dentist, choose a toothpaste that contains fluoride to help build your enamel and prevent decay.
2) Floss Daily
Flossing is just as important as brushing if you want to keep your teeth healthy. Be sure to floss daily to remove food particles your toothbrush cannot access and keep your gums healthy. Use whatever type of floss you prefer – waxed, flavored, or on a floss pick — the important thing is that you floss consistently.
3) Snack Wisely
Certain foods are better for your teeth than others. Sticky, sweet candies can easily get stuck to your teeth and linger long enough to cause decay, while fruits and vegetables are a “cleaner” snack for your teeth. The action of chewing apples and carrots, for example, can actually help keep your teeth clean.
When it comes to what you drink, water is best. Limit your consumption of sugary beverages and drink plenty of water to help wash away the bacteria that cause decay.
4) See your dentist regularly
Going to the dentist for regular examinations and cleanings is one of the easiest yet most effective ways to take good care of your teeth. Professional cleanings remove tartar, which cannot be removed by brushing alone, and regular exams enable dentists to identify problems in their earliest stages. Make it a priority to see your dentist on a routine basis.
Taking care of your teeth does not have to be difficult or complicated. By following these basic tips, you can maintain good oral hygiene and prevent serious health issues.
Your journey to incredible oral health doesn’t have to be one you accomplish on your own! The team at Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry and Dr. Brett Silverman are committed to helping you every step of the way.
You can trust us to point you in the right direction.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation or an appointment so we can go over any questions, concerns, or treatments we need to in order to begin and to ensure your healthy mouth habits can go the distance.
Remember – little changes everyday will add up and make a difference. Commit to your health today so you can experience greater bounds of health tomorrow. We look forward to serving and caring for you and your family soon.
Posted by Advanced Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
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