5 Must Do things for dental health

by Riverside Heights Dental March 29th, 2016 in Dental Health
5 Must Do things for dental health

Everyone wants a dazzling smile. Besides looking great, keeping your teeth healthy should be a top priority. No one wants tooth discomfort, problems chewing, or gum disease, which can lead to even greater problems.

Here are five must-do's for good dental health:

  1. Start Brushing Early
    When your baby's first tooth appears, start them on a brushing regimen. Initially, teeth can be wiped with a smooth, soft cloth. Brushing can commence when they are old enough to hold a toothbrush. Always supervise the little ones until brushing becomes second-nature.
  2. Brush Twice Every Day
    That's morning and night, for at least 3 minutes each. Then, don't forget to floss. It's important to get in between your teeth to keep your gums healthy.
  3. Eat Healthy and Don't Smoke
    By enjoying all manner of fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods, you'll be providing your teeth with the nutrients they need. Smoking is never good for anyone and will only discolor your pretty white teeth.
  4. Use Antibacterial Rinses
    This is especially helpful after meals. Rinsing your mouth with a good antibacterial rinse helps to prevent tooth decay and gum problems. It also helps to keep your mouth fresh and clean.
  5. See Your Dentist on a Regular Basis
    Don't go to the dentist for emergencies only. Good dental care should involve visiting your dentist every 6 months, and start your children when they are babies. Your dentist will be able to make good determinations about the health of your teeth and make recommendations as to what you should be doing every day.

Keep those pearly whites your number one asset. Good oral hygiene is simple to maintain and will prevent many tooth problems that appear with time and age. Take these simple steps to enjoy a lifetime of attractive, healthy teeth.