3 Tips That Will Help You Have Healthier Teeth
August 21st, 2015 by Bash Dental
There are many reasons why you should keep your teeth healthy and clean. Not only will you have a great smile, but you will experience less discomfort and toothaches, be able to chew food correctly, and prevent gum disease or other infections.
If you are looking for easy ways to keep your teeth healthy and strong, consider these three tips:
Floss every day, and brush at least two times.
The road to good teeth all starts with how often you brush and floss. If you want to ensure that there are little to no bumps in the road, make it a priority to brush twice a day and floss at least once. However, keep in mind that if you do decide to brush more than twice—do not do it too hard! If you do brush hard, you may just damage your enamel and find yourself with sensitive teeth!
Eat well and try to limit sugary foods.
Eating good and limiting sugary foods not only affects your weight, but it also affects your teeth. If you have a well-balanced diet with all of the nutrients your body needs (especially omega-3 fats), you will lower your chances of getting gum disease. Limiting the amount of carbonated and sugary drinks and food will also mean that your enamel is less likely to erode!
When active, wear a mouth guard!
Even though participating in sports and other activities keeps you healthy, you have the potential to damage your teeth. This is especially true for young children or teenagers who enjoy playing sports such as football, soccer, or hockey. If you want to limit the chances of having your child see an emergency dentist because of a broken tooth, have them wear a mouth guard. The same goes for adults if they play any sports or do any rigorous outdoor activities!
In the end, there are tons of ways that you can keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright. If you want to know all of them, make sure to ask next time you visit your dentist for that 6-month checkup!
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