We all want a natural and healthy smile, and for as long as we can possibly hope for. Clean and strong teeth. Infection-free gums. And breath that doesn’t have others pinching their nostrils shut.
It’s not too much to ask for, is it?
Like everything in the human body, our teeth and overall oral health can certainly deteriorate over time, but that doesn’t mean you should abandon your responsibility of trying to preserve it. Preventive dental care, in fact, should remain a highly important endeavor throughout our life span, and a habit we should only look to improve. Young or not so young, no matter what stage of life you are currently at, the tandem of good oral hygiene at home and regular checkups with your dentist at Abbotsford Dental, will go a long way in keeping your smile bright and healthy for many years to come.
And that’s important
As well as addressing your overall health in a holistic manner, here are a few simple ways that Abbotsford Dental suggest you stick to in order to prevent the build-up of plaque and cavities or the risk of infection and tooth decay. After all, our smile is what defines us, so why not do everything in our power to keep it alive?
- It is no secret that brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush is vital. Using a fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque from the surface of your teeth is also a step we should incorporate into our daily routine, as well as being mindful of your tongue health. Brushing the top surface of your tongue will remove any extra plaque-causing food particles, and help keep your breath nice and fresh.
- It is also recommended here at Abbotsford dental that you clean between your teeth by flossing at least once a day. You can also use a mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen your breath, as decay-causing bacteria can linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Floss and mouthwash will both help remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line which can only help in the long run
- The next one is from a holistic approach. It includes eating a balanced diet while trying to avoid sugary treats and drinks. Nutritious foods such as raw vegetables, yogurt, cheese, or even fruit can not only help keep your smile healthy, but the rest of you in good shape as well.
- As part of a regimented plan for maintain your oral health, remember to schedule regular checkups here at Abbotsford dental every six months for a professional teeth cleaning and charting.
- And if you play sports, be sure to ask one of our friendly dentists about mouth guards designed to protect your smile and the integrity of your teeth
These are just a few simple ways you can care for your smile!
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