5 Simple Steps to Healthier Teeth and Gums
Everyone deserves healthier teeth and gums. That’s why we’ve put together this simple guide to achieving a sparkling smile.
Read on for our five easy steps to better dental health.
1. Brush your teeth twice a day
Keep up a routine of brushing your teeth twice a day and you’re halfway there!
You can also encourage better family dental health by encouraging your children to brush twice a day too.
Choose a fluoride toothpaste and brush for 2 minutes each session to gain maximum benefit.
2. Choose less sugary snacks
All of us are tempted occasionally by that sugary doughnut or cookie. But try to get into the habit of choosing less sugary snacks as your default.
Sugar is the leading cause of tooth decay — the less you consume, the better.
Instead, reach for food for healthy teeth and gums like fruit, nuts and raw veggies. You should also opt for plain water instead of sugar-loaded soft drinks.
3. Reduce acidic food and drinks
You already know that sugar is bad for you, but did you also know that acidic food and drinks can also harm teeth?
Acid causes dental erosion when the top layer of your teeth (the enamel) is worn away — and it can’t be replaced.
Cut down on acidic food and drinks like chocolate, cheese and orange juice, and opt for healthy alkaline snacks like watermelon, grapes and almonds instead.
4. Floss or use interdental brushes
If you don’t already floss, it’s never too late to start!
Because your toothbrush can’t reach every nook and cranny, it’s essential to use floss or interdental brushes as well to ensure that plaque and food debris are removed. This means that you reduce the chances of tooth decay and gum disease and can enjoy a healthier mouth and smile.
5. Visit your dentist regularly
Last but not least, be sure to visit your dentist regularly. For most people, this means a check-up once every six months.
This will help you maintain your oral health and enable your dentist to spot any issues before they turn into problems.
And even if you haven’t visited your dentist for a while, they won’t mind — they’ll just be happy that you called by to say hello!
Let’s do this together!
Want to get your teeth back to tip-top condition? Let’s do this together!
Reach out to the team at Integrity Dental — your local dentist in Baulkham Hills and Dural. It’s the first step to happier and healthier teeth and gums.