Dental Hygienists recommend a few steps that are essential to your oral health. They aren’t complicated or time taking but are relatively simple.
The first and most crucial step is brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for at least 2 minutes. Remember to brush smoothly, as any rigorous activity could harm the gums.
Next, floss daily. The corners between the teeth are filled with plague, and you can not reach them while brushing your teeth. These corners are usually where cavities first begin to form. Flossing daily can keep these corners clean and help you protect your teeth.
Most people don’t know this, but drinking water is vital for your oral health. When you drink a glass of water, the water helps drain the stains, harmful bacteria, and sugar that remains stuck in your mouth. So remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Begin having a diet filled with proteins, carbs, veggies, fruits, and vitamins. If you want to protect your teeth, limit your intake of red meat, sodas, fizzy drinks, and alcohol. Sugars and acidic foods are dangerous for the enamel. Reduce your intake of sugars to protect your teeth from cavities. Chew sugarless chewing gums that will remove harmful bacteria from under the gums.
The last and most crucial step is to visit your dentist and hygienist regularly. Your dentist will be able to help identify symptoms for any future illnesses and help you prevent them. Your dentist will also be able to tell you if your technique for flossing and brushing your teeth is adequate.
At Vintage Oral Surgery & Periodontics, our team of dentists and dental hygienists are happy to help you protect your oral health. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to call us at (281) 800 8852 and book your appointment.