As we age, it is important to continue with proper oral hygiene habits. For a smile to remain healthy and bright, proper care must be provided. Most adults have no idea that they can still get cavities along with gum disease that can lead to major health issues. During the adult years, it is necessary to practice quality oral hygiene habits. Below are a few simple tips to get you started.
Always brush your teeth twice a day. Use fluoride toothpaste to help remove dental plaque and keep your teeth strong and healthy. When you have plaque buildup on your teeth, the sticky film can create tooth decay as well as the onset of gingivitis. Brush your teeth in the morning when you wake and in the evening before bed for the best results.
Flossing on a daily basis is important to overall teeth health, but most people forget or just don’t do it. The process works to remove plaque from between the teeth as well as under the gum line. If plaque is not removed, it will harden and become tartar. When tartar forms, it will only come off the teeth if a cleaning is provided at the dentist office.
Limit Sugars and Starches
When choosing foods to eat, cut back on the amount of sugar and starch in your food. When you snack on such items, you are at a higher risk of creating acids in the mouth that will begin to affect your tooth enamel. Changing your diet can have a healthy impact on your teeth and gums.
And as always, be sure to visit your Family Dental Cadott office. Schedule regular cleaning so your teeth can be reviewed by a professional to ensure overall health. With a regular visit, any issues such as cavities can be caught early, and treatment provided. If it is time for your checkup, give us a call today to set up an appointment.