Maintaining good oral health is an important part of keeping our bodies healthy. At Apple Dental, we are committed to focusing on your oral and overall health. Our article today is part of that commitment!
Here are our top five expert tips to keeping your teeth sparkling now that we’re well into 2018.
Brush Your Mouth, Not Just Your Teeth
Yes, you did read the above tip correctly. To maintain good oral health, it is important to realize that there are multiple things that you need to take care of in your mouth; gums, tongue, teeth, and the roof of your mouth. All these things need regular cleaning. Keep this in mind when you are working on your oral hygiene!
This is probably something you’ve heard multiple times before, but it is for good reason. As wonderful as brushing is, the technique has trouble cleaning in-between teeth. This is where flossing comes in. The Canadian Dental Association recommends flossing once per day to remove residue that may build up in those hard to reach spots. Try and get into the habit of flossing once per day, and you won’t regret it!
Leave a Little Bit of Fluoride in Your Mouth Before Bedtime
Fluoride helps to strengthen the tooth surface, so why rinse it off after brushing our teeth? Using your fluoride toothpaste recommended by the CDA, brush your teeth before bed and don’t rinse your mouth with water after brushing. The extra fluoride from the toothpaste will help strengthen your teeth overnight and improve your overall oral health.
Ensure Your Diet is Teeth-Friendly!
For most people, the primary reason for eating something is because it tastes good. But have we ever considered what kind of food our teeth like? Foods such as nuts, fruits, cheese, chicken, and vegetables are what we consider to be teeth-friendly. Cheese is the standout food here, as it causes your salivary gland to produce more saliva, your body’s natural oral defense.
Visit your Dentist Regularly!
There is no better way to check the status of your oral health than to go visit your local dentist. There are many dental problems that you may not be able to identify on your own, so it is important to visit a dentist every 6 months to 1 year. Adhering to this can save you a lot of pain down the road.
Need a dental checkup? Have any questions about your oral health? Contact our team at Apple Dental Group Today!