Many people know how to properly care for their teeth in terms of the basics: brushing your teeth twice a day & flossing regularly. But did you know that there also things you could be doing in between dental visits to take care of your day? Here are a couple suggestions:
1. Make Sure You Are Using Adequate Tools
Make sure that you are using a toothbrush with soft pretzels, and make sure that you were replacing it every 2 to 3 months. It is also important to make sure you are using 18 face with fluoride in it.
2. Stop Smoking
Smoking is not only bad for your oral health, but is terrible for your overall health is well. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for yourself & your teeth – and will help you care for your oral health in between dental visits.
3. Eat & Drink Smart
It’s a good idea to trade in acidic drinks like soda in between dental visit to make sure are staying as clean and cavity free as possible. Sugary beverages like soda and sports drinks coat your teeth and encourage bacteria to grow and create plaque. Food can also do this. Starchy and sugary snacks like chips and candy also damage your enamel. Make sure that you’re maintaining a healthy diet full of protein, fruits and veggies.
4. Use Your Proper Equipment
If your dentist has recommended you wear a retainer or your mouthguard, make sure you are reaaaally listening! Not doing so will only create further damage to your oral health between visits.
Looking for additional tips on how to care for your teeth in between? Give us a call today at (602) 595-3600!