Making Everyday Changes To Protect Your Teeth
Posted September 12, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
Your dentist can do great work to help care for your teeth. There are steps they can take to repair teeth with problems, and to reduce your risk of developing future issues. However, the best preventive dental care requires you to take actions that help your teeth. You should see your dentist every six months for checkups. In between those visits, you can rely on smart oral health habits to keep problems with your teeth to a minimum. “At-home care” means more than just cleaning your teeth. Your diet plays a part, too. Simply put, when you limit your exposure to harmful substances, you will have less to worry about when it comes to oral health woes.
A daily flossing session will help protect you from gum disease, and target any harmful food particles and bacteria between teeth you are unable to reach by brushing alone.
Are you tired of having to receive dental fillings? Have you promised yourself you will never need another root canal treatment? If you want to protect your teeth, you can do it through your diet. Cutting back on sugar protects your teeth from harm. In addition to effective at-home care, your diet choices can be consequential when it comes to cavity defense.
Many people have access to tap water sources that contain fluoride. Fluoride can stimulate your enamel, and help it recover more quickly when your teeth suffer damage. While this is not enough to reverse a cavity, it can stop harm from building up to the point of becoming a cavity.