Good oral health benefits not only your smile, but also your overall quality of life. From increased self-confidence and overall wellbeing, a healthy smile can truly transform your visual appearance while improving the health of your mouth and body. Teeth and gums have an important role in both dental health and daily living; they help us chew, speak, and give our face its shape. It only makes sense that for a healthy lifestyle, we take extra care of the teeth and gums to maintain the best oral health possible.
Fullerton family dentists Dr. Kush and Dr. Krutav Patel have put together a list of tips to help you maintain great oral health for a lifetime!
Oral Care Tips For A Lasting Smile
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day, including once right before bed
- Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride to help strengthen tooth enamel
- Change your toothbrush regularly helps in cleaning the teeth properly
- Clean the surface of your tongue to remove bacteria
- Remove food particles that are left behind from brushing by flossing once a day
Your Diet and Your Oral Health
A healthy smile is the result of both good dental care and a healthy lifestyle- including a nutritious diet:
- Consume calcium, such as milk and cheese, to help maintain your teeth’s enamel
- Limit soda, coffee, and red wine which can stain the teeth
- Be aware that foods such as pasta sauce and berries can also color your teeth
- Enjoy your favorite sweet foods and drinks, but remember that brushing your teeth or rinsing with water after eating can help maintain the health of your smile
Routine Dental Care
Visit Fullerton Craft Smiles at least twice per year, or as often as is recommended for your unique dental health. Routine dental visits give you a professional dental cleaning which is more thorough than your daily brushing at home.
By visiting the dentist regularly, our staff will be able to detect any oral health concerns early and offer conservative treatment.
Our staff will specific at-home procedures that increase your personal oral health. Maintaining a general level of oral health is a fairly simple task, yet many lack these day-to-day routines. The consequences of minimal oral health care and a lack of routine dentistry can lead to declining oral health as problems such as tooth decay and gum disease develop. Restoring dental health may require expensive treatments.