Drinking plenty of water is one of the simplest, cheapest, and most effective ways to protect your teeth (and nourish your entire body!)
Trying to kick your oral hygiene up a notch? While brushing and flossing are incredibly important, they’re not the only things that impact your health. Each day, the choices we make affect our teeth – for better and for worse. Which bad habits are you guilty of, and which ones should you embrace?
Our Mandeville dentist wants to provide you with the tools you need to see lifelong health and a happy, beautiful smile. Schedule your next dental exam today to check in with our staff and catch up with what your teeth really need.
Easy Ways to a Cavity-Free Smile
- Smart snacking – When you’re eating a snack, your teeth are at an especially high risk of enamel erosion and decay. This is because you’re putting food particles in your mouth, but not producing enough saliva to wash them away. Be sure to choose fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, plain yogurt, cheese, and other healthy options for snacks.
- Make water your daily drink – We all have that one beverage that we drink throughout each day. If yours is soda, it’s time to make a big change. Water not only rinses away acids, but hydrates you and keeps you feeling great.
- Protect your teeth from themselves – If you suspect that you might be grinding your teeth at night, it’s imperative that you invest in a mouth guard ASAP. Ongoing grinding will lead to worn enamel, gum recession, and cracks and chips.
- Only use your teeth for eating – Teeth aren’t tools! The next time you need to open a bottle or a package, take a moment to grab the bottle opener or scissors.