Tips for Healthy Teeth & GumsJuly 28, 2021 7:50 pm
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “It is health which is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver”. There are certain healthcare habits that allow you to maintain good dental health, which contributes to good overall health.
In this blog post, our team at Moghadam Family Dentistry gives simple tips for promoting healthy teeth and gums!
- Brush & Floss Every Day
- Consume a Balanced Diet
- Avoid Tobacco
- Drink Water
- Visit Moghadam Family Dentistry in Canton, GA
Gently brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste twice a day for two minutes each time. Additionally, daily floss your teeth. Cleaning your teeth and gums will help curb the buildup of plaque and reduce your risk of tooth discoloration, sensitive teeth, cavities, bad breath, and gum disease.
When bacteria in your mouth eat your dietary sugar, they produce acidic byproducts. Therefore, a diet high in sugar and simple starches is damaging to your enamel, the outer layer of your teeth. Excessive consumption of acidic foods and beverages can also weaken your enamel. Enjoy a balanced diet full of lean protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Fresh fruit and vegetables (particularly leafy greens), string cheese, low-sugar yogurt, and assorted nuts are just a few examples of tooth-friendly foods.
The single largest risk factor for head and neck cancer is if you use cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, and/or snuff. Tobacco use is also a major contributor to gum disease. So if you’re a smoker, it’s best for your oral and overall health to find a way to curb or kick the habit. If you’ve never smoked before, don’t start!
Water is necessary for all your body systems to function properly and is essential for good oral health. It wicks away bacteria from your teeth, helps keep your gums moist, and allows for a healthy production of saliva. Saliva strengthens your teeth through remineralization, in which minerals in your saliva are deposited into the crystalline mineral structure of your enamel.
Come see Moghadam Family Dentistry at least twice a year to check for dental disease. We offer family-friendly, comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages and accept a variety of payment options.
Our team would be happy to provide additional oral healthcare tips at your next checkup. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!