Stronger teeth, gums, and jawbones are the result of good oral hygiene and oral care. When plaque and bacteria aren’t regularly removed from the teeth, it can lead to periodontal disease. This inflammatory condition can destroy the teeth, gums, and jawbones, leading to tooth loss. Here are a few essential practices that can help maintain good oral health:
Brushing your teeth is the first step to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Brush your teeth twice each day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Flossing your teeth should also be part of your daily dental routine. Flossing helps remove food that is stuck between your teeth, which could be hiding bacteria.
When you brush and floss your teeth, you are doing more than just cleaning your teeth. You are cleaning away bacteria that could potentially cause gum disease. Regular brushing and flossing also prevent plaque from building up and hardening on the surfaces of the teeth.
Brushing your teeth is only effective if you brush correctly. Be sure to brush for at least two minutes each time. If you wear braces, use an interdental toothbrush or soft-tipped floss to clean around your braces. Also, replace your toothbrush every three to four months.
Mouthwash helps prevent bad breath, removes food particles, and can reduce plaque buildup. So, make it a habit to rinse your mouth with a mouthwash after brushing and flossing.
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can help your teeth stay clean, healthy, and strong. Foods that are highly acidic, like citrus or tomatoes, can erode your tooth enamel. When you eat right, your mouth will be naturally clean.
The best way to maintain a beautiful smile is to follow a nutritious, balanced diet. Reducing your sugar intake will help prevent tooth decay and cavities. Avoid candy, sugary sodas, and processed foods, which all contain high amounts of sugar.
Visiting your dentist regularly is important for a number of reasons. First of all, visiting your dentist regularly helps him or her to keep tabs on your oral health. The dentist is able to notice any changes in your oral health or the appearance of your teeth and can then recommend the appropriate treatment.
Visiting your dentist is also important because the dentist is an expert at spotting problems. By visiting your dentist regularly and keeping up with your recommended treatment plan, you can help prevent problems from worsening.
Cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco can be devastating to your oral health. In addition to staining the teeth, smoking also causes bad breath and bad breath, as well as gum disease, dry mouth, and oral cancer. In order to protect your oral health, it’s best to quit smoking altogether.
Wear a mouthguard when playing sports or participating in activities that could lead to a dental injury. The mouthguard protects your teeth from injuries and helps to keep the bone, ligaments, and soft tissues of the mouth in place. Mouthguards can prevent chipped or broken teeth, lip or cheek injuries, and jaw fractures or dislocations.
To learn more tips for oral care, contact Dr. Chung at Palm Court Dental by calling (909) 829-3994, scheduling an appointment online, or visiting our office at 17122 Slover Ave Suite 103 Fontana, CA 92337.