Have you ever wondered just how people with perfectly healthy teeth and beautiful smiles manage it? It’s actually not that hard to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. By changing just a few daily habits that hardly take any time at all, you’ll no longer have to wonder what having healthy teeth feels like. It’s always wise to speak with your dentist about potential dental hygiene changes. But here are four habits practiced by people with healthy teeth they would probably approve.
Schedule and Attend Regular Checkups
The first and most important habit people with healthy teeth adopt is to schedule and attend regular dental appointments. There’s a reason your dentist always schedules an appointment after your bi-yearly cleaning. Postponing or skipping checkups can allow minor issues to grow into expensive problems.
Brush and Floss Daily
This is probably the most predictable item on the list, but it doesn’t make it any less valid. People with healthy teeth brush their teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once. Establishing this habit will drastically decrease the chances tha cavities will develop between dental cleanings.
Do you like to eat out with friends and family? It might be tempting to order a soda with your meal, but your dentist would recommend against it. In fact, people with healthy teeth often choose to drink water with their meals instead of coffee, juice, tea, or soda.
Clean Your Tongue
People with healthy teeth don’t just focus on cleaning their teeth when they brush; they also clean their tongues. They do this because bacteria don’t just stick to teeth. Bacteria cling to your tongue as well.
Ready to Start Living Like Other People Who Have Healthy Teeth?
Are you ready to start living your life like people with healthy teeth do? Start by scheduling a dental checkup at Soos Creek Dental today. We’ll be happy to set up regular dental cleanings for you, as well as answer any questions you may have about dental hygiene. Services we offer include cleanings, braces, and Invisalign. Visit our website for more information or call (253)214-3750 to request an appointment.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Promoting Healthy Teeth
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