When it comes to taking care of your oral health, you may think that you’ve got it all down, but there may be some fairly basic things that you are missing. In fact, when it comes to taking care of any part of your body it seems like the basics are often overlooked. This article will discuss three simple ways that you can get a healthier smile. Read on to learn more.
Get Regular Cleanings
It’s safe to say that a lot of people only visit the dentist when they have to— queue that throbbing pain in the back of your mouth that you had last year. And although you should come in to see one of our dental professionals at Centennial Dental anytime you have a major concern you should also be coming into our office once a year for a cleaning. By staying up on your cleanings, you can cut back on the likelihood that you will get a cavity.
Switch Out Your Toothbrush
When was the last time you got a new toothbrush? Was it last year? Two years ago? Even if your toothbrush is in good condition, you need to switch it out around every 2-3 months. Why exactly? The longer you hold onto your toothbrush for, the more likely bacteria will have to build-up and harbor itself, meaning the more bacteria will build a home in your mouth.
Put Down the Sugar
If you have ever read the labels on the foods that you eat— even the healthy ones— you may be shocked to see how much sugar you are consuming. In fact, the next time you go to the grocery store, try to find a spaghetti sauce that doesn’t have sugar— it’s next to impossible. Because so many of our foods have added sugars in them, it makes us more susceptible to getting dental damage and decay. To help you cut down on your sugars, avoid the obvious foods like desserts that are loaded with sugar but also start reading your labels.
Taking care of your teeth is as simple as following these three tips. If you would like to learn more about how you can care for your oral health, contact Centennial Dental Center today!