If you’re looking for ways to boost your dental health, look no further! Here are some daily habits that you can work into your routine to maintain the healthiest mouth possible.
Brushing is something everyone does, some better than others. It’s important to make sure you are brushing properly and efficiently and for the right amount of time. Here are some tips on how to properly brush your teeth:
In order to floss correctly, make sure you are flossing thoroughly on both sides of the tooth. Work the floss in a “C” motion around each tooth to ensure you are cleaning the interproximal areas that are hard to reach with a toothbrush.
Using fluoride is a great/easy way to boost your dental health! Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by slowing down the process of enamel breaking down and increasing the rate of remineralization process. The enamel of your tooth is hard yet porous. Because of this, plaque that sits on the surface of your teeth can produce acids that go into the pores of the enamel causing it to break down its structure from the inside. If left untreated a weak spot can form resulting in a cavity.
Here are some examples of how you can introduce fluoride into your dental health routine:
Drinking water is essential, but some may not realize the positive benefits it may have on your smile. By simply drinking plain water while eating, you are helping clean away excess food particles that may be sitting on your teeth. However, drinks such as coffee, tea, or flavored water may contain added sugars or acidity that can cause cavities.
Water does not stain or damage teeth, making it the healthiest beverage choice when choosing to boost your dental health!
You’ve heard it from your doctor time and time again, and now you’re hearing it from your orthodontist! The foods you choose to consume will ultimately have an effect on your teeth one way or the other. Here are some healthy food options that you can add into your daily routine:
For more information on boosting your dental health, visit the Cardinal Orthodontics website: https://cardinalorthodontics.com/oral-health/.
If you’re thinking about getting braces or Invisalign, now is the time to begin improving your oral health. Schedule a free in-office or video exam today to talk with our doctor about how orthodontics could benefit you. At Cardinal Orthodontics, we believe your smile is just the start to many wonderful things in life! 314-962-6242
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