5 Easy Tips to Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

5 Easy Tips to Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

brushing teethThe gums and the teeth are frequently overlooked important areas of our health. Not only will healthy teeth give you a beautiful smile, they will increase your quality of life. While there is some effort involved in keeping the teeth healthy, the benefits are enormous and I’m confident you will have no problems performing them.

  1. Take the Right Vitamins

Vitamins are important for the health of our teeth and gums. For example, Vitamin C aids repairing and building connective tissues and is important for periodontal health. Vitamin A helps maintain the saliva flow in your mouth and ensure healing of the gums. Vitamins also can prevent canker sores from arising and causing pain. By making sure you are getting the essential vitamins and eating healthy, your teeth and gums stay healthy.

  1. Rinse After Meals

An antibacterial rinse is great at helping prevent damage to your teeth and will also aid in gum health. If you do not have an antibacterial rinse with you after eating then simply rinsing with water is good as well to neutralize the pH in our mouths. Another tip for after meals is chewing sugar free gum. This will stimulate saliva production which has protective agents that will help to limit bacteria growth after eating.

  1. Protect Your Teeth

If you are an active athlete then it is highly recommended you protect your teeth with a mouth guard. This can prevent major damage to the teeth. Additionally if you are grinding your teeth then you need protection while you sleep. The dentist will make you a nightguard that will protect the teeth from significant damage as well as the gums from receding.

  1. Brush And Floss Twice A Day

An important step in having healthy teeth and gums is with brushing and flossing daily. This will help to break down any plaque that has been forming throughout the day as we eat. While the toothbrush is great for the majority of the tooth surface, it cannot get in between the teeth. This is one of the main locations cavities start to form. Flossing daily is needed to disrupt the plaque that starts forming there. Don’t forget to brush the cheeks and tongue as well- the bacteria hiding there are main causes of halitosis (bad breath).

  1. Get Regular Dental Checkups

Make sure to see a dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings to prevent gum disease. If there is a problem it is always best addressed early. It can even save your life in some situations. If you are new to an area and looking for a dentist, asking friends and family for referrals is a great way to find one. If you do not know others yet then go online and read reviews.
With these tips you are on the road to healthier teeth and gums. This of course follows that you will be a healthier YOU. Don’t wait, schedule your free consultation today!

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