We live in an age where there is a lot of information and a lot of misinformation out there. To tell the truth, no matter what you hear or who you hear it from, the ingredients of having healthy teeth and gums have largely remained the same.
If you’d like to learn some of the tried-and-true methods that have been keeping people’s teeth and mouths happy and healthy for generations, keep reading. Audubon Dental Center is happy to provide our patients with tools and resources to keep their smiles sparkling white and healthy for the long haul.
Eat Healthy Foods
Eating healthy food that isn’t loaded with sugar or processed carbohydrates will do good for your body and for your smile. Eating lots of crunchy veggies will also help keep your mouth clean throughout the day. Staying away from sodas and sugary beverages will also help protect your mouth against tooth decay. You’ll also be helping yourself avoid a variety of health conditions down the road by living a healthy lifestyle.
Have a Strong Oral Health Foundation
Brush and floss at least twice a day. Make sure you never skip a session — remember to brush in the morning and at night to ensure that your mouth gets relief from the onslaught of bacteria it faces daily. Brush for minutes each time and make sure to never skip brushing your tongue, which is a hotbed for bacteria as well. Both your teeth and your tongue have a biofilm on them that need to be cleared away each and every time you brush.
Limit Risky Behavior
You might have that great party trick where you open that beer bottle with your teeth, but, trust us, you won’t be able to pull that one out forever. Often, we see a lot of chipped, cracked, or broken teeth from patients using their mouths to open containers and unwrap packaging. Never use your teeth for anything they weren’t designed for.
Visit the Dentist Twice a Year
Visiting the dentist twice each year will ensure your teeth and gums get the clinical-grade cleaning they need to last you for the long haul. It’s also important to see your friendly neighborhood dentist twice a year to make sure your home routine is up to par, ensuring that there are no existing problems that can turn into larger issues down the road.
Contact Audubon Dental Center today if you have any questions about what you can do to keep a killer smile long-term. We have a long track record of providing oral health services for the entire family.