Healthy Oral Hygiene

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General Dental Care

Taking care of your teeth and gums is essential to good oral health

Ensuring that your mouth is healthy is important to overall well being. It can also help you avoid painful and expensive cavities, oral infections, and diseases of the mouth like gingivitis.

Studies have also shown that plaque buildup on teeth can contribute to artery and heart disease, so regular brushing and flossing is essential.

Good oral health can also help you avoid embarrassing conditions like bad breath or yellowing teeth. Make sure include regular brushing as a part of your every day routine, and your teeth and gums will thank you.

Healthy Diet

  • Avoid eating too much sugar and drinking sugary drinks such as soda, sweetened teas, or fruit juices.
  • Nuts, dairy foods such as cheese, and meats are all good dietary choices that can help strengthen enamel because of the calcium and vitamins they provide.
  • Foods like bananas and French fries are bad for the teeth, since these types of foods tend to stick to your teeth throughout the day.
  • Chewing sugarless gum after a meal is a good way to substitute brushing in between meals; it can help remove food particles from between the teeth.
  • Foods like onion and garlic can contribute to bad breath. If you do eat these types of foods, try to brush your teeth as soon as possible afterward.
  • Snacking between meals should be limited. If you choose to snack, try to eat healthy foods without sugar.
  • Acidic foods and drink such as oranges or orange juice can promote tooth decay and enamel wear. If you do consume acidic foods, be sure to brush your teeth afterwards.
  • Vitamin deficiency can cause tooth decay and oral disease. Make sure you are getting enough essential vitamins such as the B vitamins, calcium, and other much needed essentials.
  • Fresh fruits like apples can be good for your teeth because they can help remove loose foods and clean the surface of your teeth.
  • The average adult should get a minimum of 500 milligrams of calcium per day to ensure healthy, strong teeth.