Best practices for a healthier smile

Best practices for a healthier smile

Posted by SMILE MAKERS DENTAL on May 5 2021, 12:20 PM

A staggering amount of online content is available in today’s world, making it quite challenging to decide which is legitimate and which isn’t. Dr. Ewing would love to reach out to all his patients through this brief read and help them get a better idea about caring for their oral health. Here are some of the best practices you can follow.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day.

This is the most basic and important suggestion any dentist would give you. Brushing the teeth eliminates most of the microbes from the mouth, thereby allowing you to keep it as healthy as possible. Brushing reduces the formation of plaque and tartar on the teeth and keeps the growth of harmful bacteria to a minimum. It also gives you fresher breath and whiter teeth, allowing you to interact with people with confidence.

  • Flossing is just as important.

Many of us brush our teeth but fail to floss. This is quite an unhealthy practice, as thousands of microbes could be lodged up at the intersections of the teeth along with the food residues. Failing to remove them can significantly promote the chances of developing cavities and gum disease. Hence, we urge you to floss every day for a healthier set of teeth.

  • Use a toothpaste containing fluoride.

Fluoride is a lesser-known mineral - which is perhaps due to the emphasis given to calcium. Dentists prominently use fluoride to prevent cavities when patients do not receive adequate minerals through natural means. Although most of us receive drinking water enriched with fluoride, another simple means of getting fluoride is through toothpaste.

  • Visit your dentist twice a year.

No matter how good you are at googling remedies for your oral concerns, it can never be the alternative for visiting the dentist. Dentists are trained professionals who have an eye for detail. They use a lot of technologically advanced equipment to screen your mouth and suggest suitable treatment if there are any oral concerns. Along with the diagnosis, your dentist would also perform oral cleaning to remove the adhered plaque and tartar deposits, fill cavities, if any, and recommend healthy oral practices.

  • Maintain your diet.

How well you keep a check on the foods you consume speaks a lot about your oral health and overall health. Limit the consumption of foods containing saturated sugars, beverages, hard or crunchy foods, colored foods, etc. Include a lot more leafy veggies, fruits, legumes, and dairy products for a balanced diet. Also, it is vital to stay well-hydrated to maintain ample saliva production.

Please reach out to  Smile Makers Dental to schedule a consultation with our dentist, and we’ll guide you further. Please call us at (925) 685-9339 or reach us through online consultation.


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