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Best Practices for Healthy Teeth

Posted on 2/7/2022 by Ranches Family Dental
Best Practices for Healthy TeethTo maintain a healthy and lustrous smile, it's essential to adopt good dental habits such as brushing and flossing after every meal. Preventive dentistry goes a long way in ensuring your teeth are in tiptop condition. Poor dental health results in plaque buildup, which erodes the enamel on your teeth and attacks the gums, causing severe damage. Regular visits to the dentist can ensure that your teeth remain plaque-free and other things that compromise your oral health. Here are some ways to get healthy gums and teeth, to avoid cavities.

Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks

Avoiding sugary foods and beverages can help you maintain optimal oral health. When your teeth feel rough and fizzy after taking sugary drinks and foods, there's a high chance you have plaque eating away at your teeth. Plaque uses the sugar to produce acid that results in cavities and other dental complications if not treated in time. Patients are always advised to check the labels of foods since most of these foods are not suitable for their teeth.

Brush and Floss Regularly

Dentists recommend using fluoride toothpaste with numerous oral health and brushing for at least minutes. This gives you time to clean all your teeth, removing all the traces of plaque that cause cavities. Flossing also helps you reach some hard-to-reach places, preventing cavities from forming between your teeth. Maintaining a customized dental hygiene routine and regularly visiting a dentist for cleaning is an effective solution for healthy teeth.

Avoid Smoking, Alcohol, and Chewing Tobacco

Patients who have these vices like smoking and drinking end up with discolored teeth, gum disease, tartar and plaque buildup, oral cancer, and tooth loss. These substances also affect the healing capabilities of your mouth in the event of an injury. It's advisable to consult a dentist and get a customized hygiene plan that caters to your specific dental needs.
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