Your oral health care should be at the top of your priority list when it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums. If you fail to take care of your smile correctly, it will not be able to function as intended. Luckily there are several things you can do within all aspects of your life to apply oral health care and minimize oral health risks. This can include issues with your cleaning routines, your lifestyle choices, your diet and the care you receive from a professional.
Improving your smile in the face of poor oral hygiene includes making sure that any issues associated with your oral health care are treated effectively. Your oral hygiene depends on making sure that you are flossing and brushing your teeth every day. Typically, you should be flossing once a day and brushing twice a day. Effective nonabrasive tools to use include brushes with soft bristles, nonabrasive toothpaste and shred-resistant dental floss. If you need additional help with your cleaning routines, consider using supplementary cleaning tools such as mouthwash or chewing gum after meals.
Make sure that you focus on your diet and eat healthy and nutritious foods. Avoid products that can potentially damage your smile, foods that are extremely hard that can chip and crack teeth, or products such as starches and sugars that can lead to dental erosion. Furthermore, limit between-meal snacks, as snacking throughout the day can lower saliva production and increase the rate at which dental erosion can occur.
Do you feel confident in your knowledge about oral health care? With optimum oral health care from Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta, we can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. If you wish to schedule an appointment to visit us at our dental office in Decatur, Georgia, Dr. Brett Langston, Dr. Maria Pappas, and our team can be reached by calling us at (404) 321-4588.