One of the best things that you can do for the health of your teeth and mouth is to make sure that you are taking preventative measures to avoid getting a cavity or developing other issues. But, how can you keep cavities away so that your teeth are as healthy as ever? From brushing your teeth to using a fluoride toothpaste, this article will take a closer look at three specific things that you can do. Are you ready to learn more? If so, then read on.
1. Brush Your Teeth
Most of the preventative dental care that you can do for your smile starts at home. Make sure that you are brushing your teeth at least twice a day (if not more). Brushing your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste is the number one way for you to clean off food, bacteria, germs, and plaque so that you have a cleaner, healthier smile. Just make sure that you brush your teeth for at least several minutes; this way you give every tooth in your mouth the attention that they deserve in order to get clean.
2. Visit Your Dentist
Your dentist specializes in a variety of services including preventative dental care services. When you go to visit your dentist every six months (as recommended by the American Dental Association) they will not only visually examine your teeth, but they will clean them as well. During the cleaning, they will take a small metal tool to scrub off any tartar that has built up along the gum line. Then they will clean in between each of your teeth as well to make sure that there isn't any build up there.
3. Use Fluoride
Fluoride is a natural element that is great at strengthening your tooth's enamel so that you don't get cavities. Depending on the part of the country that you live in, you may have fluoride in your drinking water which will help to strengthen your teeth. If, however, you don't have fluoride in your tap water, then you should ask your dentist about fluoride pills that you can take orally. Another thing that you can do is use a fluoride toothpaste every day.
Use these tips to keep your teeth as healthy as possible. And remember that if you ever have sore teeth or any pain in your mouth, the best option is to contact your dentist and get seen right away.Share
25 March 2019
Toddlers should see a dentist for the first time by the age of twelve months or by the time their first tooth comes in. But if you are a parent with toddlers anything like mine, the prospect of going to the dentist (let alone anywhere!) can be pretty intimidating. My kids were a handful growing up. They had tantrums any time we would have to sit in a waiting room, and they refused to get in the dentist's chair during their first few visits. So, I had to employ a professional to help me make the transition to finally getting them in that dental chair without all the screaming and crying. I know I'm not the only parent in this situation, so I decided to share the information I've learned with others who can use a little help. You can find all my advice right here on these pages!