Drinking water is one of the easiest ways to improve your oral health – and your entire body
We’re all trying to stay cavity-free. No one wants to deal with the frustration and discomfort involved in fillings, and the time it takes to schedule and complete dental work. Plus, the healthier your teeth remain, the lower the chance that you’ll need complex restorative work down the line. But it’s tough to know exactly what to change about your life in order to see your smile stay disease-free.
While this post offers some general tips, you’ll need to schedule an appointment to learn about what works best for your own mouth. Dr. Baudean and our staff will talk with you about exactly what your oral hygiene routine might be missing, and the measures you can take to improve your dental health. In the meantime, try out a few of these habits to see if they change your tooth-healthiness.
Daily Steps Toward A Healthy Smile
- Drink water instead of Coke – You know that soda pop isn’t good for your body, but it also damages your teeth. The acidity and sugar erode your enamel, making the way for cavities to take hold. Drinking water flushes away food particles and cleanses your mouth.
- Don’t forget to floss – We’re all guilty of forgoing flossing from time to time. Find a way to remind yourself to get it done every day – floss removes bacteria from tough-to-reach areas of your teeth.
- Choose the right snacks – Try to limit sugary and starchy snacks, choosing nuts, vegetables, fresh fruit, and dairy instead.
- Check if you’re grinding at night – If you grind your teeth at night, you risk damaging your teeth and jaws. Ask Dr. Baudean if a night guard might be a good idea.
- Schedule appointments every 6 months – Give us a chance to check for signs of problems before they become significant – schedule an exam every 6 months (or more often if you are a higher-risk patient).
We look forward to seeing you!