Beyond regular advanced daily tooth care dental maintenance appointments and twice-daily tooth brushing and flossing, there are several things you can do to improve your healthy smile and keep your whole-health strong. Early detection and daily oral hygiene, Dr. Helps patients enjoy their healthiest smile. Daily dental checkups allow for close monitoring of any developing oral health concerns. Early intervention and treatment could prevent the deterioration of the teeth and gums. Our dental care provides thorough and professional teeth cleanings.
Check out our Advanced Daily Tooth Care tips:
Cleaning the Tongue
Bacteria not only collects on teeth and gums but also on the tongue. Many people choose to carry out daily tongue cleaning with a tongue scraper, tongue brush or even with a normal toothbrush to after tooth brushing to reduce mouth bacteria.
Change the Toothbrush Regularly
Make sure to replace your toothbrush regularly, every two to three months! Even high-quality bristles need to be replaced often to ensure thorough cleaning. If the bristles are in a visible, poor condition, OR if you are recovering for a cold, or mouth sore, you should change them immediately!
Avoid Substances that Damage Teeth
Keep the consumption of sweet foods within limits. Acid attacks on your teeth are brought on by sugar from food and drinks which could permanently damage the dental enamel. Sweets, pure sugar, wheat flour products, mixed drinks containing alcohol, coffee, and sweetened drinks should only be enjoyed in moderation and remember to always brush your teeth afterward. Integrate tooth-healthy foods into your daily diet. Dairy products, carrots, broccoli, green tea or whole grains stimulate the formation of saliva and strengthen your gums through chewing.
Be sure to stop smoking or don't start. Nicotine leads to gum breakdown and promotes gum inflammation, which in the long run leads to periodontitis and tooth loss. Additionally, smoking causes teeth to severely discolor over time.
Sugar-Free Chewing Gum:
Chewing gum is a good alternative if you don't have a toothbrush at hand after a meal. After just 20 minutes of chewing, your saliva production increases threefold. Saliva rinses dirt from the teeth, neutralizes harmful acids and supplies minerals to the teeth. But be sure to choose a sugar-free option.
Calcium and Magnesium
The human body needs calcium and magnesium to build bones and teeth but cannot produce these minerals itself. They have to be ingested with food. Calcium is mainly found in milk products, milk, and eggs. Magnesium can be found in nuts and whole grains. Stay strong with calcium and magnesium.
Make sure you have enough vitamins. Vitamins A and D, in particular, are essential for the structure and maintenance of the tooth structure. Vitamin A is found in spinach, peppers, mangoes, and liver, for example. Vitamin B is mainly found in fish, veal, and eggs. Clean and well-cared-for teeth are incredibly important—not just for a great smile—but for overall health. And don’t forget, it is important to have a regular, professional tooth cleaning done by the dentist twice a year. Call our office today at (480) 818-9016 to get your appointment scheduled.