Tips for Improving Your Dental Health
Most dental problems experienced can be prevented with proper oral hygiene. With very little effort, there are ways to help prevent dental problems and to improve overall oral health.
The easiest way to improve dental health is by brushing teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Brushing and flossing are necessary to remove food particles and bacteria that can lead to decay and gum disease. Replace your toothbrush when the bristles show signs of wear.
Dental problems can be prevented with regular biannual dental examinations. At least twice a year you should get an examination and professional dental cleaning to detect potential problems early and to remove plaque in hard to reach areas.
Health of your teeth and gums can be improved with a healthy diet and good lifestyle choices. Be sure to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables and get enough vitamins and minerals. Do not smoke and reduce your consumption of sugary and acidic foods and drinks.
Do not wait for your next biannual appointment if you notice any problems with your teeth or gums. If there is any inflammation, pain, tenderness, redness, or bleeding, make an appointment to see our dentist right away for proper treatment. If teeth are crooked or crowded, teeth straightening options should be considered for better cleaning and in the prevention of bite problems in the future.