Healthy teeth make life better. A full set of healthy teeth enables you to eat, speak properly, and smile confidently. While children can grow new teeth after their baby teeth fall out, the teeth of adults don’t grow back if you lose them. It is possible to get synthetic dental replacements like dentures and implants if you need to have your natural teeth removed. Still, nothing beats the appearance and function of your natural teeth.
While dentists play an effective role in treating and protecting your teeth, you have the ultimate responsibility to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Here are some things you can do to keep your teeth healthy and avoid oral health issues.
Create a daily routine using these simple but highly effective practical oral care steps to keep your teeth and gums in great condition.
Brush your teeth daily to prevent plaque from building up on your teeth. Plaque is a clear bacteria film that may lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Do your best to brush all the surfaces of your teeth, including the outer portions, inner sections, and chewing surfaces. The process should last for approximately two minutes. Spit out the excess toothpaste after you finish brushing your teeth. Wait a short while before you rinse your mouth, so the fluoride doesn’t get washed away immediately.
You can use a regular toothbrush or an electric toothbrush. If you prefer a non-electric toothbrush, find one with a compact head with ergonomically designed round-end bristles. If you would rather use an electric toothbrush, select one with a rotating or oscillating head. It’s a smart idea for you to brush your teeth at least twice a day. However, you can brush them more frequently based on your oral care needs and the advice of your dentist.
Choose a toothpaste with the proper amount of fluoride. You can usually find the fluoride content on the packaging of the toothpaste. The National Health Service (NHS) recommends that adults and children use toothpaste with around 1,350 to 1,500 parts per million (ppm) fluoride. Your dentist may suggest that you use a toothpaste with a stronger concentration of fluoride, depending on the condition of your teeth.
Make it a habit to floss your teeth daily. Floss is capable of removing plaque and bits of leftover food that a toothbrush cannot reach.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) recommends the right way of flossing. Follow these steps:
Use dental floss to clean the spaces between your teeth.
Aside from traditional dental floss, you also have the option to use similar products like a water flosser or pre-threaded flossers.
A mouthwash with fluoride as an active ingredient may be effective in preventing tooth decay. Take note that it is not ideal to use mouthwash right after brushing your teeth. Rinsing your mouth immediately may wash away the concentrated fluoride from your toothpaste and lessen its potency. Instead, it’s much better if you brush and use your mouthwash separately. Avoid drinking or eating for half an hour after you gargle with your fluoride mouthwash to maximize its effects.
Your lifestyle habits can impact the condition of your teeth in the long run. Ensure that your lifestyle is conducive to your oral health.
Here are some of the evidence-based oral care recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA):
Make regular appointments with your dentist to ensure your teeth are in good condition.
A dentist can spot signs of oral health problems that you may not immediately notice on your own. They can prevent or treat your dental issues before they get worse.
Your dentist can also make recommendations about your oral health care habits that are tailored to your dental needs.
Argyle Family Dental is an excellent choice if you are looking for a trustworthy dental clinic in Centennial, Colorado. We offer high-quality dental care to our patients like you. That’s why we successfully build long-lasting relationships with our clients.
Argyle Family Dental provides first-rate services, including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, preventive dentistry, pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, and sleep apnea treatment.
Our team is led by dental expert Dr. Ava Khodakhast. Dr. Khoda and the rest of the team aim to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Our goal is to educate you and your family regarding oral and general health. Together, we will create a customized long-term plan so you can achieve your dental goals.
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