4 Tips for a Healthier Smile

Tips for a Healthier Smile

Keeping up with at-home dental care is just as important as visiting the dentist. There are many things you can do to maintain a healthy smile between dental visits.

Rinse Everyday

First is mouthwash; mouthwash is very beneficial for your mouth: teeth, gums and everything in between. Mouthwash helps get rid of bacteria, prevent tooth decay, strengthen your enamel and prevent gum disease. On top of all of those benefits, it helps fight bad breath making your mouth feel nice and fresh. There are different options for mouthwash, so you can find the right one for your needs. Make sure you are rinsing for 30 seconds to a minute for best results.

Stay Away From Sugar

Another essential tip to remember is to eat healthy foods. Sugary foods, such as candy, need to be eaten at a minimum, as they are often a major culprit of plaque build-up. Overtime, a build-up of plaque can end up damaging your tooth’s enamel. Instead, look for options like fruits, vegetables, cheese and sugar-free gum. Water instead of sugary drinks will also enhance your smile.

Stick To A Routine

It is also crucial to stick to a routine with your teeth. You should make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss them once. Your dental routine can be as easy as that. Brushing and flossing help keep away cavities, plaque and tartar in your mouth. The longer plaque sits on your teeth without being removed, the weaker your teeth will become. Plaque can also increase your likelihood of getting cavities. Brushing also helps your gums stay healthy and prevent gum disease. In addition, you need to make routine visits to the dentist twice a year. Visits are vital because we will check you for cavities, clean plaque and tartar off your teeth and check for any other potential oral issues. By doing this, we will be able to help keep your smile in perfect shape.

Don’t Avoid The Dentist

Coming to the dentist regularly can help prevent tooth pain later down the road. Dentists can offer many preventative measures, yet these are not frequently used due to people avoiding visits. The more advanced an oral health issue gets before being taken care of, the more time it takes to resolve.

Being mindful of these tips will have your teeth thanking you! For a healthy and happy smile, be sure to schedule an appointment with us for your regular dental check-up or give us a call if you any questions or concerns.

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