4 Steps For Keeping Your Teeth Clean And Healthy

dental flossKeeping your teeth clean may be the most important way to keep them healthy. If you want to protect your teeth, avoid gum disease, prevent tooth decay, and keep your teeth white, take the following steps.

  1. Drink Plenty Of Water
    Drinking water rinses out your mouth and dislodges particles that could get stuck in your teeth. Drinking plenty of water also helps your body produce saliva, which is your body’s natural tool for killing bacteria. Drinking 8 glasses of water each day can also discourage you from drinking other beverages like soda, energy drinks, and sugary fruit juices that coat your teeth and contribute to growth of bacteria.
  2. Floss Every Day
    Flossing is just as important as brushing your teeth, but unfortunately sometimes it gets skipped in the daily rush. You should floss at least once a day in between every single tooth. Pay special attention to the teeth at the back of your mouth since your toothbrush will have a harder time cleaning that area.
  3. Brush Your Teeth After Each Meal
    Brushing your teeth after each meal removes sugar and other food particles that could contribute to bacteria growth and plaque build-up. Be sure to brush your teeth for two minutes using a soft bristled toothbrush. You should move your toothbrush in small circles instead of back and forth for best results. Don’t forget to clean your tongue while you are brushing your teeth. This will keep your mouth cleaner and prevent bad breath.
  4. Visit The Dentist For A Professional Cleaning
    No matter how good you are about keeping up your daily oral hygiene habits, there are some things you simply can’t do on your own. It is important to visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings because the dentist has tools that can remove tartar, reach hard to reach places, and more thoroughly clean your mouth.

The above steps can help you protect your smile and your health. To learn more about keeping your teeth clean and healthy, contact Peters Dental Associates to schedule a dental exam and cleaning.

 

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