How Can You Maintain Good Oral Health At Home?

How Can You Maintain Good Oral Health At Home?

Posted by COZY CABIN DENTAL on Aug 29 2022, 05:24 AM

Your oral health affects your body more than you realize. Oral health refers to the health of your mouth and gums. Good oral health habits are essential for preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Many Americans suffer from them, which are both preventable. Recent studies show that poor oral health can also contribute to serious medical conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. Each of these diseases makes it more difficult for the body to fight off infections.

Good oral health habits include:

Brushing and Flossing

Brushing and flossing are two of the easiest ways to maintain good oral health at home. It’s recommended that you brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing should be done for at least two minutes each time and should involve cleaning all surfaces of your teeth, as well as your tongue. You should also floss your teeth at least once a day.

Regular Dental Visits

Our dentist will examine your teeth and gums, clean your teeth, and remove any plaque or tartar buildup. Regular dental visits are important because they allow our dentists to spot early signs of tooth decay and gum disease and treat these problems before they become more serious. Make sure to schedule more frequent cleanings to help keep your smile healthy.

Avoiding Smoking and Chewing Tobacco

Smoking and chewing tobacco are habits that are not only addictive but dangerous to your overall health. These habits are especially harmful to your teeth and gums. Smoking can lead to gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Smoking also increases your risk of oral cancer, which is a disease that affects the mouth, lips, and throat.

Reducing Your Sugar Intake

If you’re concerned about your oral health, one easy way to reduce your risk for cavities is to limit your sugar intake. For the sake of your oral health, it’s a good idea to eat fewer sugary foods. This includes candies, cookies, and gummy snacks.

Eating a Balanced Diet

Choose foods that benefit your teeth and gums. For example, crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples and celery help clean your teeth as you eat them.

Cozy Cabin Dental provides specialized dental treatments. Call us today at (801) 871-5820 to learn more about how to improve your dental health and book an appointment. We can be found at 3755 W 7800 S, West Jordan, UT 84088.

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