6 Tips to Maintaining Good Dental Health

Posted by DR. MARIO LAMAS on Mar 3 2022, 05:45 AM

6 Tips to Maintaining Good Dental Health

A healthy mouth ensures a bright white smile that boosts dental health as well as overall health. A healthy mouth and a healthy body are considered two faces of the same coin. Healthy oral habits improve the quality of overall health that reduces the risk of serious health complications.

Good oral health practices ensure strong teeth, proper dental care, and awareness of daily behaviors. As the mouth is the gateway to overall health, good oral health indirectly prevents diabetes, heart disease, and many other health issues as well. Here are six important ways to improve your overall dental health.

1. Brush Your Teeth

Brushing twice a day is the foremost thing to maintain good oral hygiene and keep your teeth strong and healthy. It helps to prevent cavities and remove plaque that damages tooth enamel and gums that can eventually lead to other serious problems. 

Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and hold it parallel to the teeth. Brush back and forth or in a circular motion and tilt it at a 45-degree angle to reach every nook and corner of every tooth and around the gumline.

2. Floss Everyday

Regular flossing removes food debris and harmful bacteria left behind even after brushing. It allows you to deep clean and remove the food particles that the brush failed to reach. 

3. Follow a Nutritious Diet

A diet rich in vitamins and minerals helps strengthen tooth enamel and support oral health. In contrast, some beverages and carbonated sodas weaken your teeth and can be hazardous to overall oral health. Limit sugary and acidic food that feeds harmful bacteria that causes cavities.

4. Regularly Visit Your Dentist

Visiting your dentist once every six months helps to identify oral issues early. It helps to detect cavities, plaque, and tartar that can’t be addressed with regular tooth brushing and flossing.

5. Rinse With an Antibacterial Mouthwash

The dentist may recommend an antiseptic mouthwash after assessing your oral health. This will prevent infections and plaque build up around the teeth. This also loosens hidden food debris.

6. Stay Away From Smoking and Tobacco Use

Staying away from smoking and tobacco use could keep you from developing oral cancer, gum problems, losing teeth, and complications after tooth removal or gum and oral surgery.

For better dental care, visit our office at Dental Studio Tijuana, Calle Quinta, Zona Centro, Tijuana Baja California 7974. Call us at 619 955 6901 (USA), 664 685 6460 (Mexico) to book an appointment. 

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