For individuals who strive for better oral health in 2014, we offer the following suggestions to help:
Just start today and build a routine of brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing once. This is the foundation for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. The sooner you can brush following a meal, the better. The longer food stays stuck to your teeth, the more acid is produced that erodes tooth enamel.
Avoid Tobacco Products:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of all the cases of severe gum disease in U.S. adults can be attributed to cigarette smoking, and the prevalence of gum disease is three times higher among smokers than non-smokers. Using products like cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco is arguably the single most destructive oral health habit.
Sweets In Moderation:
Whenever possible, stick to having sweets with dinner and brush afterward if possible. Limit sugary snacks because the more times during in the day that your teeth are exposed, the longer the acids attack.
Visit A Dentist In 2014:
Don’t delay making an appointment for a check-up. Dentists do more than just check and clean teeth. They can also check for signs of serious oral health problems like oral cancer and gum disease.