Everyone feels good about smiling when their teeth and gums are healthy. That is why we make a firm commitment to helping patients preserve their natural smile. If you want to make sure you have the best chance of keeping your natural teeth, you need to stay on top of your dental health at home and by visiting our office regularly. Our team will be happy to help you.
What Can I Do at Home?
If you wish to maintain your natural smile, you should practice regular dental care at home. In fact, the best way to keep your teeth and gums in good health is to make dental care a habit. After a while, you will find that this habit is also addictive. When you brush and floss regularly, you will also make better choices when it comes to eating dentally sound foods or following other practices that improve your oral health. Brush your teeth with a super soft or soft toothbrush—never a firm or hard toothbrush—and floss with a wax floss if you have some tight spaces between your teeth. Otherwise, you can use unwaxed floss if the in-between spaces are wider. Always brush the surface teeth well and along the gum line.
Be Careful about Erosion
While enamel is a strong material, certain acids can erode it and strip it permanently from the teeth. Therefore, be careful about eating or drinking highly acidic substances. Some examples of high-acid foods or drinks include coffee, citrus, or tomatoes. If you do eat anything acidic, drink water immediately after its consumption.
We can offer further tips for beautifying and keeping your natural smile. That is why you also need to visit our office at least twice a year. When you are good to yourself, you can make some life-changing discoveries. One of these discoveries will happen when you strive to improve your dental health. You will find that you really do have a truly beautiful smile. Contact us for a check-up and exam. Take a life-changing step today.