Healthy teeth are an important part of a healthy life. Here are some tips from your Ancaster family dentist on what you can do to keep your mouth healthy and looking great.
1. Brush often
This one is simple. Brush when you wake up, and brush before you go to bed. Many people forget to brush their teeth at the end of the day, but this is the most important time to brush, because it removes the plaque and bacteria that you’ve picked up and carried around in your mouth all day.
2. Brush properly
Making sure you brush often is the first step, but when you are brushing, make sure you’re brushing properly. Don’t rush! Brush in a circular motion to remove plaque and prevent gingivitis. It should take you about 30 seconds to brush.
3. Remember your tongue
This is another simple way to keep your mouth healthy. Plaque builds up on the tongue as well as the teeth and gums, so brushing your tongue gently or using a tongue scraper (available at most dental offices and drug stores) will help remove this, and that white fuzzy film you see on some people’s tongues.
4. Floss often
Flossing cleans between your teeth to get at the stuff you miss when you brush, but it also stimulates the gums and reduces inflammation. Encourage yourself to floss every day by placing floss in easy to access locations, like on your desk or beside the TV. It’s much easier to remember to floss daily when the floss is in plain sight.
5. Stay hydrated
Drinking water after every meal and snack helps to wash the teeth, rinsing off foods and acids in between brushing.
6. Eat properly
Try and eat as many fresh, crunchy fruits and vegetables as possible. It will keep your teeth strong and your body healthy.
7. Come see us
Your Ancaster family dentist at Golf Links Dental is your partner in maintaining a healthy mouth and proper oral hygiene routine. Come see us every six months, or as often as your health requires, so we can stay ahead of any potential problems.
Maintaining a healthy mouth is simple – just follow these steps and make sure to visit your Ancaster family dentist often and you could have a lifetime of healthy, sparking teeth. Golf Links Dental is growing and accepting new patients.