Our teeth are an essential part of our body, and we use them every day and not just for eating, we use them when interacting with people as well since we tend to smile while we talk.
If you’ve ever spoken to someone who has horrible teeth you know just how uncomfortable and gross it is to have any type of long interaction with them, not only because the site of stained and yellow teeth is disgusting but also because bad teeth often goes hand in hand with bad breath.
Here are some easy tips to keep your teeth looking and feeling healthy
- Try to clean your teeth twice a day
It’s something that every dentist has said for decades and will continue to say for decades to come, and that’s to clean your teeth twice a day. Once in the morning, once in the evening is the usual recommendation but the night cleaning is the most important since having any type of food stuck in your teeth overnight is dangerous.
- Floss once a day
“You wouldn’t be bleeding if you just flossed.”
How many times have you heard your dentist say that? Well, they aren’t wrong, and it’s not just to stop your gums from bleeding, it’s done to get rid of any food or plaque that is stuck between your teeth and will help you avoid cavities and gingivitis.
- Limit the amount of soft drink you consume
Soft drink is always a sweet treat, and we all tend to drink a bit more than we should and no one is saying to cut it out completely, but limiting yourself will go a long way in keeping your teeth healthy as sugar is a significant component that causes plaque build-up.
- Try to avoid lollies when possible
They’re delicious but they also are chewy and can get caught in between our teeth causing cavities and other complications, again like soft drink you don’t have to cut them out entirely but when possible try to avoid eating them.
- Report any damage to your dentist
It’s easy to just brush something off as nothing because it’s better not to know how bad the problem is but when that little problem turns into a big issue, you’ll wish you’d gone and seen your dentist. Even something as small as a bit of sensitivity could be a symptom of something a lot bigger so never ignore a problem for too long.
Maintaining a good set of teeth and a healthy smile is something everyone should strive for and having regular dental check-ups is part of that, so if you live in the Fairy Meadow or Wollongong area and need a qualified dentist look no further than Dentist 4U.
To book a check-up call us on (02) 4244 1930 and for any for those dental emergencies that fall after hours call our emergency number 0434 413 811, because here at Dentist 4U we don’t care what time it is we just want to help.
Dental care… worth smiling about!