Maintain a Healthy Mouth With These Tips
Making sure that your mouth is as healthy as possible is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Unhealthy teeth and gums can contribute to a multitude of health conditions and, in our opinion, every step should be taken to avoid said issue. Here at American Dental Excellence, we want to make sure that all of our neighbors have the best oral health possible. As a Westminster dentist, we have made it our mission to help no just our clients but also any people that may stumble across our blog posts. For this reason, we are going to spend two posts covering some tips that can be used to make sure that you maintain as healthy a mouth as possible. Continue reading below to learn more.
It’s All About Dental Habits
Being healthy is all about developing healthy habits. Health conscious people will tell you that a few small adjustments and a focussed attention on healthy habits are the steps needed to really see results. We feel that proper oral hygiene is no different and, below, we have listed out a few tips that you can follow to keep your mouth healthy.
- Brush: This probably seems like a no-brainer but brushing is your first line of defense against tooth decay. Taking the time to brush properly twice a day helps to remove excess bacteria from the mouth and retards the development of plaque and tartar. If you occasionally find that you are too busy to brush twice a day, rinse your mouth with water after every meal. It won’t have the same effect as proper brushing but it will help to reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth.
- Flossing: If you pay attention to any sort of dental related commercial, pamphlet, or advertisement, it might seem like dentists are a little obsessed with flossing. While some might consider it too time consuming to be of any value, flossing is one of the best ways to make sure that bacteria is properly removed from in between the teeth. We recommend that our patients floss at least once a day in order to make sure that no food particles are left in between the teeth for longer than they should be.
- Drink Smarter: With the variety of drinks available to the average person, it may seem impossible to avoid liquids that are harmful to the mouth. Soda, coffee, alcohol, and acidic juices all work to stain the teeth, break down enamel, and generally promote bacteria in the mouth. While you don’t have to cut these liquids out completely, we do suggest that you limit your intake as much as possible. If these drinks are a staple part of your day, drink some water after each beverage to help wash the substance from the surfaces of your teeth.
Join us again next time as we continue to cover some oral hygiene tips that will help you have a healthier mouth. Also, if you are looking for a Westminster dentist, please contact us today at American Dental Excellence to schedule an appointment.