A good smile deserves a good dental routine, and a great smile like yours deserves the best! Midtown Dentistry is here to provide you with just the tips you need to top up a good dental routine for the healthiest way to a happy smile.
Floss daily, and start today if you have not already made flossing a regular habit. Take care when flossing that you are working the floss between your teeth and back out with firm pressure, and not with sudden snaps of the floss into your gum. This way, you can avoid irritation, and promote healthy gums. Floss beats out toothpicks because it can reach the most surfaces between teeth.
Rexamine your brushing, if you take it for granted. A small-headed toothbrush actually gives you better accessibility to all the surfaces of your teeth, and a soft-bristled brush does good work in a good dental routine without wearing away at the enamel. For an additional tip, angle your brush upwards when you brush your top row of teeth, and downwards when you get to your lower row of teeth. This also helps maximize brushing to remove unwanted plaque, and still allows you to be gentle on your teeth.
Don’t forget your tongue. When it comes to teeth, a good dental routine includes care for the whole mouth. Cleaning your tongue by brushing and using mouthwash will help your whole mouth contribute to a healthy environment for your teeth.
Avoid the foods and habits that take away from the good dental routine you are working towards. Smoking stains teeth the most, along with sodas and other sugary drinks and foods. Rinsing with water can help take away some of the acid-causing bacteria, but you will always want to get a brush in afterwards, as well.
Visit your dentist here at Midtown Dentistry regularly, not just when pain or irritation occur. Make us part of your dental routine to take care of the healthy and happy smile you want.
Take vitamins in your diet, whether through foods or fortified sources, and give your teeth a healthy foundation for function. Calcium can be found in lots of great dairy products, and a range of great foods like apples, almonds, leafy greens, and carrots also make your teeth stronger and healthier.
Your teeth are important indicators for your overall health, so being consistent with your routine helps you have the best knowledge for your total well-being. Midtown Dentistry and the offices of Dr. Griffiths and Dr. Kapple hope you enjoy these tips for a good dental routine. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!