May 26th, 2022 by Isaac
1. BRUSH YOUR TEETH TWICE A DAY FOR TWO MINUTES EACH TIME.
Keeping your teeth clean and healthy begins with regular maintenance. To make it easier to clean every tooth, try to spend 30 seconds on each quadrant of your mouth (upper right side, upper left side, lower right side, lower left side). Using the right techniques are important to ensure the teeth are being cleaned properly and you aren’t damaging the soft tissue around them.
2. REPLACE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH AT THE SIGNS OF WEAR.
As a general rule, changing it about every 3 to 6 months should keep it in shape to clean your teeth properly. Damaged or frayed toothbrushes can’t clean the surface of your teeth correctly and can cause damage to your gums. Replacing your toothbrush often also allows you to help keep it clean.
3. MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIET. 🍎🥕🍛
Avoiding sweetened foods (such as sports drinks, and sweets) as well as including foods high in calcium will help to support strong and healthy teeth. As a side benefit, your body will thank you too!
4. KEEP HYDRATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. 🥤
Sufficient hydration is not only good for your overall health, but being hydrated also helps maintain a healthy saliva flow. Saliva aids in dental health by moving food particles through your mouth, preventing most of them from lodging in your teeth where bacteria can grow. It also helps to keep your mouth comfortable and moist.
5. DON’T SMOKE. 🚭
Smoking causes superficial concerns, such as tooth staining, as well as severe health issues like gum (periodontal) disease which can lead to tooth loss, and oral cancer, among other issues. One of the best things you could do for your oral and overall health is to quit smoking immediately.
6. REGULARLY EXAMINE THE INSIDE OF YOUR MOUTH AT HOME.
While regular checkups with your dentist is an excellent preventive measure, issues can develop in the months between visits. To prevent major concerns, you should do a quick scan of the inside of your mouth as part of your daily routine. Check your teeth and gums for anything that has changed or seems unusual
7. VISIT YOUR DENTIST ATLEAST EVERY SIX MONTHS. 👨🏽⚕️
Our dentist will be able to prevent issues before they start, or at least to catch them early, if you have regular dental appointments. Regular visits also allow your teeth to get a thorough professional cleaning twice a year, removing any buildup of plaque and tartar, which helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
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