Are you hoping you can enjoy better oral health, this year, than you have in the past? In fact, did you start this year with every intention of earning a clean bill of oral health during your next dental visit? If so, have you taken any extra steps to protect your precious pearly whites? The good news is that there are several simple ways you can help to keep your smile cavity-free and healthy!
Stop Consuming So Much Sugar
One of the easiest ways to keep the smile healthy is by eating a well-balanced diet that is low in sugar. Too much sugar makes it possible for bacteria to create acidity that can erode the teeth’s enamel. Over time this tartar buildup can eventually lead to cavities, as well as gum disease.
Eating lean proteins and fresh produce can help give your body the nutrients it needs, plus these ingredients tend to be low in sugar.
Add Flossing to Your Daily Routine
Of course, eating a healthy diet is not enough. You should also be taking care of your teeth each day through twice daily brushing and flossing, as well. Flossing can help to remove bacteria that can lead to irritation of the gums, as well as erosion of the teeth. Flossing helps to reduce tartar buildup between dental visits.
Preventive Checkups Are Also Key
That said, everyone should see the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. Removal of tartar is essential to oral health, and once it has calcified onto teeth it can only be removed through professional cleanings. This is why regular visits are so important, for both kids and adults alike.
In Need of Preventive Dentistry?
Does your smile need a cleaning? Schedule your next checkup and cleaning with your general dentist, by calling our office today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza in Tucson, AZ, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.