4 Great Habits to Keep Your Smile Healthy!
It’s never too late to start up a great oral hygiene routine and get your dental health sorted out! Managing a few great habits consistently may significantly help with any dental issues you frequently face. Here are some easy habits you’ll want to pick up to keep your smile healthy all year long!
Brushing regularly still won’t get rid of debris that’s stuck between your teeth. Flossing every single day will help drastically reduce your chances of gum disease, tooth decay and even tooth loss. If you hate using traditional floss, you can even use a water flosser! This is capable of reaching deep into your gum pockets.
Avoid chewing on objects
You know that habit you have in stressful times that makes you chew on the end of a pencil or on your fingernails? Needless to say, this is a detrimental habit! Repetitively chewing on these things will wear down these specific teeth prematurely, and give way to many dental issues.
Most beverages you find in the supermarket have plenty of acids or natural/artificial sweeteners. Consuming these don’t really help lower your risk of cavities. Water, on the other hand, is a natural cleanser that keeps you well-hydrated and keeps your teeth healthy as well!
Chew gum with Xylitol
Xylitol is a sweetener that helps repel buildup of plaque by preventing it from forming on the teeth. You can find this only in a few sugar-free gums. So, next time you go shopping, make sure you check your gum for this ingredient. You can chew this gum between meals to reduce bad breath and tooth decay!
We also recommend scheduling a visit to your dentist at least every 6 months to make sure you’re staying on top of your dental health! Call PMD today for any inquiries or to schedule your appointment!