Achieving healthy teeth takes a lifetime of care.
Even if you’ve been told that you have beautiful teeth, it’s important to take the right steps daily to take care of them and avoid any dental and overall health problems.
This involves using the right products, as well as being mindful of your daily routine.
What are some of the lesser-known things to do and avoid for healthy teeth and gums?
Brush teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily
Practice good oral hygiene. Brush teeth thoroughly at least twice a day and floss 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
Most manual and electric toothbrushes have a colour indicator reminder on the bristles. If you’re a parent or caregiver, keep in mind that the more often you change your child’s toothbrush, the more excited they’ll be to do it.
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 develop 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.
Practising good dental care helps keep teeth and gums healthy.
Brushing and flossing everyday, not smoking, eating a healthy diet, and having regular dental check-ups can help avoid cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems. It may also benefit our overall health.
The Bondi Dental Advantage
See your Bondi 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.
Experience advanced dentistry and patient-friendly care you can trust. Visit your dentist at least every six months to ensure optimum oral health.
Bondi Dental is located in the Eastern Suburbs – Bondi Beach, Bondi in Sydney.
Our exceptionally skilled dental team has more than 60 years of combined experiences in all fields of dentistry.
Bondi Dental has free parking behind our building and offers a FREE Dental Consultation, including a complete dental check-up.
We are open 7 days a week, 8 am – 8 pm!
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