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Best Practices for a Healthy Mouth

Posted on 7/24/2023 by Southern Family Dental Care
Best Practices for a Healthy MouthTooth pain is a nightmare for everyone. It can prevent you from eating your favorite meals or performing your day-to-day activities. In addition, gum diseases can lead to gum recession and tooth loss. Most of these oral issues result from poor oral habits. Hence, if you want a healthy mouth, you may need to implement good practices such as:

Clean Your Teeth Regularly

Teeth cleaning is the first step towards a healthy mouth. If you leave food debris in your mouth, bacteria will feed on them to release acids, which can destroy your teeth' enamel. In this case, you should brush and floss more often. However, this is not all. The type of toothbrush you use will also determine the health of your teeth. For instance, a hard-bristled toothbrush can destroy your tooth enamel, putting you at risk of cavities. In this case, a soft-bristled toothbrush should be your option. Be sure to replace the toothbrush after every 3-4 months to prevent the spread of bacteria.

Consume a Balanced Diet

Many people think of things such as candies and sugary food and beverages when their blood glucose level goes down. While this helps to boost energy, it can damage your teeth. Bacteria in the mouth will feed on sugary items and use them to produce acids. In this case, limiting sugar intake can help to maintain a healthy mouth. Do you know you can consume healthy snacks to boost energy levels? Things such as yogurt and milk contain calcium that helps to strengthen the teeth. In addition, fruits and vegetables have high fiber content that helps to clean the teeth. The crunchiness of raw vegetables also helps to stimulate saliva production and fight a dry mouth.

Consider Dental Cleaning

Dental cleaning is a good step toward preventing plaque and tartar. It also helps to detect oral issues such as cavities, gum recession, and tooth discoloration. During the appointment, the dentist can also offer advice on how to prevent dental issues. Contact our dental office and learn more about how to maintain healthy teeth and gums.


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