Keeping your mouth clean should be at the forefront of all oral health care issues. If your mouth remains unclean and filled with harmful acids and bacteria, your teeth and gums will suffer. Furthermore, issues can arise that affect other areas of your body as well.
If you wish to keep your mouth clean, obviously the most important thing should do is clean it. There are numerous tactics you can use to keep your mouth clean. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing at least once daily. Be sure to brush your tongue as well to help remove bacteria and harmful acids. Always make sure you’re using effective tools including brushes with soft bristles and floss that does not shred. For additional help, visit your dentist for regular checkups and bi-annual professional cleanings.
Taking care of your body and mouth includes eating right and exercising caution with various foods and drinks. Avoid sugars and limit the intake of products that can easily damage your smile. This includes hard candies and corn kernels which can chip or crack teeth. Also avoid sticky foods that linger on your teeth and gums and increase your risk for tooth decay. Furthermore, avoid snacking between meals to help limit any damage that can be done.
If you would like to discuss an oral health care treatment with Dr. Bradley Dyer and the rest of our team here at Bradley L. Dyer DDS PC, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Sevierville, Tennessee. Our number is 865-453-2731. Get the smile you’ve always dreamed of with our help now.