What’s the Best Preventive Measure for Dental Health?

We all want to have beautiful smiles and healthy teeth. Although many people know that brushing and flossing is helpful, you can do more to give your teeth a fighting chance. 

Taking care of your teeth involves more than just one preventative measure. Instead, a routine and a few tips can improve your oral health. Let’s take a look at a few good practices you can start today. 

Choose a Good Toothbrush

Start by finding a quality toothbrush with soft bristles. Extra soft bristles can be useful if you have sensitive gums or are prone to mouth sores. In addition, make yourself a reminder to replace your toothbrush every three months. 

Floss Every Day 

Whenever the dentist asks you if you floss, of course you want to say “yes.” If you aren’t in the habit of flossing every day yet, get into the habit now. If you tend to get food stuck in one spot all the time, floss between those teeth an extra time or two. 

Don’t Forget About Your Tongue

Cleaning your tongue seems silly, but a lot of bacteria can hide on the surface of your tongue. Many toothbrushes now come with scrapers on the back, and even brushing your tongue is a good idea. 

Eat a Healthy Diet

Did you know that biting into an apple and chewing is good for your teeth? Crunchy fruits and vegetables keep your teeth clean and improve gum health. Cutting back on sugar is also important to slow decay and avoid cavities. 

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Routine visits to your dentist are important for cleaning the plaque and tartar that builds up on your teeth. Without routine dental care, the bacteria can lead to gum disease, which in turn can lead to permanent tooth loss. 

For More Information, Call Our Office Today! 

To schedule an appointment or to find out more about the most effective methods for taking care of your teeth, give us a call! We’re excited to meet you and show you how Vaida Avery Dentistry can make a difference.