Taking Care of Your Teeth at Home

Posted by SOOS CREEK DENTAL on Dec 23 2021, 07:48 AM

Dental health should not be ignored. It helps maintain the picture-perfect smile and also assists in maintaining overall health. You can visit Dr. Parminderpal Singh and Dr. Gurinderpal Bajwa at Soos Creek Dentalin Covington, Washington State who can help you maintain optimum oral health. You can benefit a great deal from their dental care in a safe, gentle, and friendly environment. 

However, there are some measures you can take to maintain healthy teeth at home, as well. Let’s take a look at them. 

  • Brush Regularly

Many people tend to brush their teeth after every meal. It is ideal to brush your teeth twice a day. 

  • Choosing a Toothpaste With Fluoride

Fluoride helps you have strong teeth and fight infections. It also protects your tooth enamel and prevents gum erosion.

  • Cleaning Your Tongue

Plaque not only deposits on your teeth or gums but also tends to deposit on your tongue. To avoid this, use a tongue scraper or a toothbrush with a scraper. This will help in removing bad odor and also maintain hygiene.

  • Flossing Is as Important as Brushing

Flossing helps in the removal of deposited plaque between your teeth. Therefore, flossing once a day will keep the gums healthy.

  • Limiting Acidic or Sugary Drinks 

Eating excessive sugary drinks and foods corrodes the tooth enamel and leads to cavity formation. Thus, one should avoid eating excess sugar-rich foods.

  • Drink More Water

Dark-colored drinks such as coffee, red wine, and beverages contain chemicals that aid in tooth decay. This is because they get deposited in the ridges of enamel causing yellowish stains, which could further damage your enamel. Drinking water keeps you well hydrated and has numerous health benefits. It helps in saliva generation, which aids in digestion and protects the tooth from decay.

  • Eat Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables such as carrots and apples keep your gums healthy. This is because chewing crunchy foods helps clean your teeth. So, avoid eating processed or overcooked foods.

  • Protect Your Teeth From Injury

If you are active in sports or other physical activities, you should be extra cautious. Helmets and mouthguards help in reducing the severity of the problem.

Oral health is extremely important and should not be neglected. If you are in discomfort because of dental problems, get in touch with the doctors at Soos Creek Dental. For inquiries and appointments, please reach out to us at (253) 631-8241. You can also visit our office at 17615 SE 272nd St, Covington, WA 98042.

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