Top 3 Surprising Dos and Don’ts of Optimum Oral Health from Cardiff Dental
Some people think that dentists have secrets to good oral health. The reality is: they aren’t secrets.
Your Cardiff dentist wants you to know these oral health care tips.
The more you know, the better you can take care of your teeth.
To learn more about good oral health, take a look at these dental “secrets.”
What are some of the lesser-known things to do and avoid for healthy teeth and gums?
Brush teeth at least two times a day and floss once daily
Practice good oral hygiene. Brush teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily between the teeth to remove dental plaque.
Consider rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash
Mouthwash freshens breath, reduces plaque and gingivitis, whitens teeth, and soothes dry mouth.
And with its antimicrobial benefits and additional fluoride, you’ll wonder why you didn’t add it to your routine sooner!
Change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months and after recovering from an illness
Along with cleaning your toothbrush, you should also be changing it out on a regular basis.
The best practice is to get a new toothbrush every three to four months (or sooner, if the bristles start to fray).
You should also replace your toothbrush if you get sick to ensure that harmful bacteria are not reintroduced through your mouth.
Consume too much sugary and acidic foods and beverages
Sugar converts into acids, which can then erode the enamel of your teeth.
These acids are what lead to cavities. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee can also erode tooth enamel.
Use sharp and pointed objects in removing food stuck between your teeth
Do not use sharp, piercing objects like toothpicks to remove stuck food particles since they may end up injuring the tooth enamel or damaging the gum even if they happen to perform the duty successfully.
Don’t smoke or use other tobacco products
Smokers are 3 to 6 times more likely to have gum disease, which can attack roots and cause teeth to fall out.
Even smokeless tobacco products can irritate the gum tissue, causing gums around teeth to loosen, making it easier for bacteria to settle in and develop tooth decay.
Cardiff Dental are:
- A comprehensive cosmetic, implant, and family dentist
- A local family-owned and family-run dental practice
- You can see the same dentist every time
- Available to treat painful conditions on the same day
- One of the very few dental practices accredited by the QIP (Quality Innovative Performance) for meeting the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards
Take Care of Your Oral Health
Practising good dental care helps keep teeth and gums healthy.
See your Cardiff dentist every 6 months for regular check-ups and cleanings.
Not only can your dentist remove calculus and find cavities, but they will also be able to detect potential issues and offer treatment solutions.
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