Home Care Tips

Home Care Dental Tips

Make sure to see your dentist every six months! We understand that life gets busy, juggling responsibilities between work and home. Even though you think you’re too busy to schedule a dental visit, you should make it a priority to make regular dental visits. Visiting the dentist regularly can keep you out of the dentist office in the future.

Even when you’re tired, be sure to brush and floss daily. Brushing and flossing is super important, more than we can emphasize. Even if you’re an avid brusher and flosser, don’t let your good habits slide- even for just one day. Plaque becomes more harmful the longer it stays on your teeth.

Always eat well-balanced meals. Sugary snacks, soda, and fast food may seem like easy options when you’re busy juggling work, school, and home. But sugar not only causes you to “crash”, it is also a tooth decay monster. Instead, you should prioritize your diet and add fresh fruits and vegetables and smarter snacking choices like nuts, celery, and carrot sticks.

Believe it or not, exercising is great for your teeth! Many studies show that people who maintain a healthy, active lifestyle are up to 40 percent less likely to develop periodontitis (advanced gum disease).

Avoid smoking and using tobacco products. Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco have been linked to lung cancer and birth defects, and it also significantly increases your chances of oral cancer and gum disease as well as tooth loss. Even if you choose to smoke, you should make it an even greater priority to practice good oral hygiene and regularly visit your dentist.