When you take good care of your smile, you are not only protecting your oral health, but you’re also helping your whole body stay healthy. The reason? Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body! Oral health issues like gum disease can have a serious effect on your body. So, we’re sharing a few good oral care habits so you can maintain healthy teeth and gums:
- Brush twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush. This kind of toothbrush is ideal for your gums, and also preserves your tooth enamel. Make gentle circular motions while you brush the biting surfaces, fronts, and backs of your teeth for two minutes.
- Floss before you brush your teeth. It’s important to floss at least once a day, and when you do, do so prior to brushing. Go all the way to the arch of your teeth with your floss to remove the stuck particles. Do this with each tooth. That way when you brush, those particles will be removed.
- Focus on good nutrition. Maintaining a healthy diet does wonderful things for your teeth and gums. Focus on nutrients like fiber, calcium, lean proteins, and whole grains.
- Visit your dentist twice a year. We like to stay ahead of problems when they are small before they become big problems! In addition to cleaning and exams, we also offer fluoride treatments, and dental sealants based on your smile needs.
Whether you have visited us for years or you are seeing us for the first time, we look forward to helping you keep your smile beautiful. With our help, you’ll maintain healthy teeth and gums for years to come.