Don’t Let Tooth Decay Take Over Your Mouth: Follow These Three Tips

Tooth DecayTooth decay is a silent killer when it comes to the overall health of your teeth. Primarily caused by things such as not brushing your teeth and using tobacco products, tooth decay is something that is preventable. In order to ensure that your teeth don’t decay, follow the suggestions below.

Don’t Smoke or Chew Tobacco
If you are a tobacco smoker or chewer then you know just how harmful these substances can be on your body. But did you know that they can be equally as harmful to your teeth as to your body? By weakening your tooth’s enamel and causing your gums to become infected and inflamed, tobacco can ultimately result in your teeth becoming decayed, or worse, you could develop a type of oral cancer.

Drink Water
Foods and beverages alike can be acidic in nature which can erode away your teeth’s enamel. However, by drinking water throughout the day and after you eat and drink, you can help to cut down on the impact that these acids can have on your teeth. As a suggestion, carry a reusable water bottle around with you— that way you can remind yourself to constantly be drinking water.

Brush and Floss
The best way that you can take care of your teeth is by brushing and flossing both morning and night. When choosing a toothpaste to brush with, make sure you choose a toothpaste that has fluoride in it, the fluoride will help to protect your teeth and strengthen your enamel— which means that it is less likely that your teeth will decay. When choosing a dental floss, look for a floss that has an ample amount of wax on it, because this helps to create a more comfortable experience and helps the dental floss to more easily glide between your teeth.

In order to help ensure that your teeth stay as strong as possible, make sure that you follow the above tips and tricks. As not only the best way to show off your smile but to be able to chew your favorite foods as well, a mouth full of healthy teeth is priceless. If you would like to learn more about oral health or to schedule an appointment, contact Paul Peterson’s office today!

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