The general rule is that patients should visit their dentist at least once every six months for basic cleaning. We encourage this regular checkup because it enables us to identify any potential risks and take precautions to restore and maintain your dental health. This is highly important because maintaining dental health can help patients avoid other medical complications.
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Having a proper diet is essential to dental health. By consuming large amounts of sugar and carbohydrates, you’re more at risk of bacteria forming colonies in your teeth. A high-calorie diet can cause you to become overweight but can also lead to unhealthy teeth. By that same measure, if you consume fruits and vegetables, you’ll have healthier teeth along with the increased quality of health. Milk and its byproducts are proven allies of strong teeth. Good calcium consumption will result in stronger teeth.
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Drink plenty of water, brush your teeth after every meal, and always make it a point to replace your toothbrush every 3 months. Likewise, dentures need to be removed and cleaned to avoid multiplying bacteria that may result in bad breath. Electric toothbrushes have certain advantages, but if you brush fervently you might be better off with a traditional brush. With the right brush, you’ll be able to avoid bad breath effectively.
Tooth decay, as unpleasant as it sounds, is both preventable and reversible. Avoid it by brushing your teeth regularly with the right toothpaste. Fluoride, with its antibacterial properties, will serve you well in the fight against tooth decay. When changing toothbrushes, we’d advise you to also change toothpaste, just in the off chance that the bacteria may develop resistance. Keep snacks to a minimum and maintain a well-balanced diet. This will help your teeth, as well as your holistic wellbeing.