Improving Dental Health

June 9, 2014

 

Tooth and Bone Loss

Dental health is easily overlooked, but can impact the overall health of your whole body if left unchecked. There are a few simple actions that, when done regularly, will greatly improve your dental health.

Brush Your Teeth

Make sure you brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride helps strengthen the protective crown of the tooth known as the enamel.

Floss

Floss in between teeth daily as well to get rid of any foods that decide to stick around.

Dental Checkups

Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. They can help detect problems or potential problems early on and prevent them from becoming major issues.

What Are You Eating?

Another important factor of maintaining your dental health is to limit foods high in acid and sugar. High acidic foods such as melons, lemons, or tomatoes can damage your tooth enamel. Foods high in sugar content can turn into acids that break down the enamel as well.

Foods rich in Vitamin D and C are very good for your dental health. Cheese is also very healthy for your teeth because it regulates the flow of saliva that in return washes those foods that tend to stick around and destroy tooth enamel.

Limiting alcohol consumption will actually improve your dental health drastically. Wine and beer are very acidic beverages, like lemonade and soda . Acids break down the enamel on your teeth. Alcohol will also create dryness in your mouth which increases the acidity in your mouth.

If you would like another helpful way to protect your teeth and gums ask your dentist about dental sealants. Dental sealants are a treatment of adding a plastic material to one or more teeth or the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Dental sealants are just another way to protect your teeth from dental caries, such as cavities, or tooth decay.

If you have any questions concerning ways to improve your dental health consult your dentist or visit The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX.

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