Simple Habits That Protect Your Teeth And Your Health

There are a few simple habits that can protect your teeth and your health.  Keep reading to learn more.

Brush Your Teeth After Meals

It is important to brush your teeth after every meal. To make this easy, pack your toothbrush in your purse or keep one in the drawer at your desk. When you brush your teeth hold the toothbrush in 45° angle and move it in small circular motions. Keep brushing for at least two minutes. Set a timer if you need help remembering to keep going.

 

For best results, replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months, use the toothbrush with soft bristles, use fluoride toothpaste, and rinse out your mouth with mouthwash that kills bacteria.

Floss Every Single Day

Everyone knows they should floss everyday, but how many people actually do?  Unfortunately did this simple habit is often the most neglected. Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing your teeth if not more so. To develop this important habit start flossing your teeth before you brush them and use a pic or other flossing to hope to make it easier.

Avoid Foods That Ruin Your Teeth

Sticky candy, sugary beverages like soda and juice, and foods with lots of sugar are all bad for your teeth. If you do eat sticky candy or drink sugary beverages, it is important to rinse your mouth out immediately.

Instead of snacking on the sugary substances eat crunchy vegetables like carrots and fruits that are high in water content like apples and melons. Calcium will also help your teeth stay healthy. You can get calcium from dairy products, seafood, and dark leafy greens.

Visit Your Dentist For Regular Checkups

It is important to schedule regular checkups with your dentist. Your dentist has tools that can thoroughly clean your teeth Andy your dentist will be able to catch problems before they get worse. Many serious problems can be prevented if your dentist catches little problems in early.

 

To learn more about taking care of your teeth, schedule an appointment with Dr. Okay.

 

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