Top 3 Surprising Dos and Don’ts of Optimum Oral Health from Kreativ Dental Albury

by | Jul 9, 2021 | Oral Health

Taking good care of your mouth and teeth throughout your life can help prevent dental and overall health problems.

What are some of the things to do and not to do for healthy teeth and gums?

DOS

Thoroughly brush your teeth at least two times a day and floss once every day

Maintain good oral hygiene. Brush teeth thoroughly at least two times a day and floss once daily between the teeth to remove stubborn dental plaque build-up.

Consider rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash

Rinsing with mouthwash freshens breath, reduces plaque and gingivitis, whitens teeth, and soothes dry mouth. With its antimicrobial properties and additional fluoride, you’ll wonder why you didn’t add it to your routine sooner!

Replace your toothbrush once every 3 to 4 months, and after recovering from an illness

As the bristles become worn or frayed, they become more prone to bacterial growth. Using a toothbrush for more than 3 months might give you dental problems, halitosis or bad breath. Worn out bristles can cause gum bleeding.

DON’TS

Consume too much sugary and acidic foods and drinks

Sugar turns into acids, which can then erode your teeth enamel. These acids lead to cavities. Fruits, teas, and coffee can also cause dental erosion.

Use sharp and pointed objects in taking out food lodged between your teeth

Don’t use sharp and pointed objects to remove stuck food particles. They may end up scratching the tooth enamel or damaging the gum even if they happen to perform the duty successfully.

Smoke or use tobacco products

Smokers are 3 to 6 times more likely to develop periodontal disease, which can attack the roots and cause teeth to fall out.

Even smokeless tobacco products can aggravate the gum tissues, causing gums surrounding teeth to recede, making it easier for bacteria to seep in and develop tooth decay.

Take Care of Your Oral Health

Practising good dental care helps keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Brushing and flossing every day, not smoking, eating a healthy diet, and having routine dental check-ups can help avoid tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other dental problems. It may also benefit our overall health.

Creating Smiles in Albury

Kreativ Dental Albury offers comprehensive dental care in Albury.

Do you need to improve your bite, enhance the appearance of your smile, or replace a missing tooth?

We can help! Contact us today to book your appointment with your dentist Albury.

For more information, give us a call on (02) 6021 4171 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 525 Wilson St in Albury.