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Tips to Help Keep Your Teeth a Top Health Priority
Posted on 12/21/2020 by Weo Admin
Good oral health is necessary to maintain both oral health and overall health. One of the reasons for this is because the harmful bacteria responsible for problems such as gingivitis and cavities can cause severe complications if they spread to the rest of the body. Because of this, our team advises our patients to make daily oral health care a key part of their daily routines.
Integrate Oral Care into Your Schedule
One guaranteed way to ensure that oral health care is not neglected is to commit certain periods of time for oral care. The most common example would be brushing teeth; consciously making teeth brushing a part of the morning and bedtime routines will turn the practice into an established habit that protects and fortifies teeth. Also, scheduling the next dental appointment before ending the current dental appointment will help patients maintain a routine schedule of dental check-ups, diagnostic tests, and cleanings.
Preventing Oral Health Problems Is Better Than Responding to Them
Many oral health care complications can be mitigated or avoided entirely by positive behavioral changes. Refraining from excessive drinking or any smoking can reduce the risk of gingivitis and lower the risks of oral cancer to miniscule levels. Cutting acidic foods and drinks from the daily diet protects enamel and dentin from erosion. For patients that cannot avoid acidic foods and drinks, rinsing with pH-neutral water immediately after eating, then brushing teeth roughly 30 minutes after eating, can reduce the damage. Using toothpaste and mouthwash with fluoride fortifies enamel, rendering teeth more resistance to cavities and caries.
Maintaining a healthy mouth can feel like a significant cost of time and energy. However, the problems associated with poor oral care are significantly worse. Our team of professionals can provide a variety of services and advice on how to keep your mouth healthy. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
The first step to a healthy beautiful smile is to schedule an appointment.