Best Practices To Achieve A Healthy Smile

Best Practices To Achieve A Healthy Smile

Posted by Ideal Smiles of Stamford on Oct 8 2022, 09:24 PM

We often overlook our dental care, especially while we are busy completing our daily tasks. Our mouth is the window into our body, and unhealthy gums or teeth often indicate an unhealthy body. So it is very important not to ignore your oral care. Here are a few oral care tips to achieve and maintain good oral health.

  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly

You should also practice diligent oral hygiene at home each day by brushing twice a day and flossing once. This can help keep your smile healthy. Using fluoride toothpaste will also help to strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities. Flossing at least once a day will help prevent plaque from accumulating between teeth and below the gum line. Plaque is a sticky substance that is full of bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. By flossing, you will remove this plaque and reduce your overall risk of decay.

  • Eat a healthy diet

Sugary and starchy foods can break down the enamel, leaving your teeth vulnerable to decay. Acidic foods and drinks are also bad for your smile as they can cause the enamel to erode. Limiting the consumption of these foods and drinks can help support a healthy smile. Eating a balanced diet can also help improve your oral health. Consider including more fruits and vegetables in your diet for vitamins and nutrients that support oral health.

  • Visit your dentist regularly

Patients should visit their dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and teeth cleaning. Not only does this improve your oral health, but it also gives your dentist the chance to spot any potential problems early on while they are still easy to treat. Regular visits can help prevent tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and other common issues.

Your dentist will examine your teeth for signs of decay or other damage. They’ll also check for the early development of issues such as periodontal disease or oral cancer. They will also perform professional teeth cleaning to get rid of plaque buildup on your teeth, which is a major cause of many oral health concerns.

This preventative care will allow your dentist to spot and treat any problems before they escalate into bigger issues that are more difficult (and expensive) to treat. It will also help to keep your smile healthy and clean, so you never have to worry about problems like bad breath or a stained smile.

  • Use mouthguards when playing sports

Mouthguards help athletes avoid serious injury to their smiles during contact or collision sports. Athletes who wear these appliances often avoid breaks, fractures, and tooth loss in the event of an accident. Your dentist can tell you which mouthguard types are right for your sport of choice.

  • Avoid chewing on hard substances such as ice, pencils, or fingernails

Many people find that their teeth become chipped and worn because of biting down on hard items regularly. Hard substances are not only damaging your smile, but they can also cause jaw pain and tooth sensitivity. If you notice that your teeth are sensitive, avoid chewing on ice or another hard substance until you speak with your dentist.

To learn more about our dental procedures, schedule an appointment right away with Ideal Smiles of Stamford. We are located at 86 Prospect St Suite 300, Stamford, CT 06901. You can also call us at (203) 359-2222 or mail us at [email protected]

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