Oral Health Tips That Go Beyond Brushing

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Brushing your teeth is very important in the care and health of your teeth. If you aren't brushing properly, though, you aren't doing yourself any favors. Be sure that you are brushing your teeth twice daily and with a soft-bristle toothbrush. You should be brushing with fluoride toothpaste and brushing your gums and tongue to remove plaque from your teeth. Flossing is also important in the care of your teeth. It helps to remove the plaque in between the teeth that a toothbrush cannot reach. Beyond these two things, most people don't think twice about caring for their teeth in other ways, but there are other things you should be doing to care for your teeth and oral health. Read on for some helpful tips to improve your oral health.

Drink 8 - 10 Glasses Of Water Daily

Drinking water is going to improve your health overall, and it will improve your oral health as well. Drinking water helps clean your saliva and removes bacteria and germs away from your mouth. It rinses your mouth throughout the day to remove sugars and other things from your mouth and teeth that can stain your teeth if left there and not rinsed off. It's a great way to keep your mouth clean when you cannot brush your teeth during the day.

Eat A Cleaner Diet

A clean diet that is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables can improve your overall health and your oral health. A clean diet that skips out on excess sugars and other foods that can be harmful to your teeth and health. Eat foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals and decrease the amount of sugars you consume. Also, stop drinking sugary drinks or caffeinated beverages loaded with sugars.

Quit Smoking

Smoking can cause stains on your teeth that can be difficult to remove. It can also decrease the size of the capillaries in the body, which can decrease blood flow all over the body. This can cause a problem in your overall health and in the health of your teeth and gums as well. It can also cause bad breath odors and gingivitis. If you are a smoker or a tobacco user of any kind, stop this habit immediately. 

Your oral health is important and goes far beyond brushing your teeth daily. Be sure you also get to the dentist for your cleaning and checkup every six months, and talk to a dentist at an organization like Calm Waters Dentistry - Mooresville about other ways to care for your oral health.


13 December 2019

Getting Your Toddler to the Dentist Once and For All

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!