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Top 3 Surprising Dos and Don’ts of Optimum Oral Health from Epsom Dental Care

by | Apr 20, 2021 | Oral Health

It may surprise you to learn that there’s really not much to it when it comes to keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

By following simple brushing, flossing and dental maintenance rules, you’ll be well on your way to a lifetime of good oral health!

What are some of the lesser-known things to do and avoid for healthy teeth and gums?

DOS

Brush teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily

Practice good oral hygiene. Brush teeth thoroughly at least twice a day and floss daily between the teeth to remove dental plaque.

Consider rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash

Mouthwash freshens breath, reduces plaque and gingivitis, whitens teeth, and soothes dry mouth. And with its antimicrobial benefits and additional fluoride, you’ll wonder why you didn’t add it to your routine sooner!

Change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months and after recovering from an illness

Most manual and electric toothbrushes have a colour indicator reminder on the bristles. If you’re a parent or caregiver, keep in mind that the more often you change your child’s toothbrush, the more excited they’ll be to do it.

DON’TS

Consume too much sugary and acidic foods and beverages

Sugar converts into acids, which can then erode the enamel of your teeth. These acids are what lead to cavities. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee can also erode tooth enamel.

Use sharp and pointed objects in removing food stuck between your teeth

Do not use sharp, piercing objects like toothpicks to remove stuck food particles since they may end up injuring the tooth enamel or damaging the gum even if they happen to perform the duty successfully.

Don’t smoke or use other tobacco products

Smokers are 3 to 6 times more likely to develop gum disease, which can attack roots and cause teeth to fall out. Even smokeless tobacco products can irritate the gum tissue, causing gums around teeth to loosen, making it easier for bacteria to settle in and develop tooth decay.

Keep Your Oral Health in Top Shape

Good dental care helps keep teeth and gums healthy.

Brushing and flossing everyday, not smoking, eating a healthy diet, and having regular dental check-ups can help avoid cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems. It may also benefit our overall health.

Epsom Dental Care and your Dental Health

See your Belmont WA dentist every 6 months for regular check-ups and cleanings.

Not only can your dentist remove calculus and find cavities, but they will also be able to detect potential issues and offer treatment solutions.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Belmont WA

For URGENT dental emergencies, do not hesitate to call your Belmont WA dentist on (08) 9478 2349.

We are located at 5/132 Epsom Ave in Belmont WA.

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