Tips For Good Dental Health
July 21, 2015 by Dr. Emanuel Blog
We all know that we need to brush our teeth at least twice a day, floss in between and visit our dentists for check up’s every 6 months. However, often times we take our dental health for granted and do not take care of our mouth’s the way they should be. Below are some great tips on what you could do to keep your mouth even healthier and stronger for years to come.
- Waterjets, waterpicks or oral irrigators, can be used in addition to flossing. These devices deliver pressurized streams of water in areas that brushing and flossing cannot reach alone. Using a waterpick in addition to daily brushing and flossing can greatly reduce chances of cavities and gingivitis.
- Although this seems very obvious, many people do not understand the importance of brushing teeth. It is vital to your dental health to thoroughly brush your teeth at least twice a day (especially after meals). Brushing is essential to removing bacteria and plaque that accumulate in our mouths. It is recommended to acquire a small headed brush that has soft bristles.
- Mouthwashes have antibacterial and anti-fungal effects and can help kill bad breath and keep our mouths squeaky clean.
- Dental flossing is very important to reach areas in our mouths that brushing alone cannot get to. Flossing can help to remove the buildup of plaque in between our teeth and prevent cavities and other dental issues from forming.
- Avoid Dry Mouth:
- Saliva serves as a vital role in preserving dental health; it protects teeth against periodontal disease and tooth decay. Having a saliva deficiency can reduce oral immunity and cause many dental problems. If you are suffering from a dry mouth, it is best to consult with your dentist for options as to what you can do to fix it!
- White teeth:
- Not only does having whiter teeth usually mean you have a strong and healthy mouth, but it also can make us that much more confident when smiling and showing off our teeth. Avoid smoking, red wine and other tannin containing drinks and be sure to brush often.
- Eat Crunchy Foods:
- Eating crunchy or “detergent” foods can help to keep our mouths strong and healthy as well as cleaning teeth while they are being eaten. Think carrots, apples, and celery.
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