Maintaining a healthy dental lifestyle for your child helps them smile with confidence. Taking good care of the teeth at an early age prolongs the health of your teeth and gums. Here are five tips to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
Most people forget to brush their teeth twice a day. However, brushing one’s teeth twice a day is a must. Otherwise, leftover food particles would mix with saliva to form plaque and nourish the bacteria in our mouths. The dental plaque will harden and turn into tartar. Also, the digestive acids of these bacterias cause tooth decay.
On the other hand, regular brushing whitens the teeth and keeps the teeth healthy and strong. It is also important to pay attention to the way you brush your teeth. Make sure to take time and concentrate on two to three teeth at a time.
Fluoride is an important additive in toothpaste and/or mouthwash. It strengthens the tooth enamel and prevents tooth decay from an early age.
Flossing is as important as brushing for the health of your teeth. It helps to remove plaque from areas where the brush couldn't reach. If not, an increased amount of plaque in the mouth leads to tooth decay or gum diseases. It is also linked to cardiovascular problems and Alzheimer’s.
Schedule an appointment with your dentist for dental checkups twice a year; preferably every six months. This helps to prevent dental problems at an early stage. Dentists are well trained to identify early signs of tooth decay or any other dental problems.
A healthy diet is important for a healthy dental lifestyle. Eating healthy foods provides nutrition that is needed for bones and teeth to stay healthy. Eating foods that require a lot of chewing promotes the production of saliva. The more the saliva the more the mouth is naturally washed out.
Always keep your body hydrated. This helps to produce more saliva in the mouth. Saliva acts as a natural mouth-cleanser by removing oral bacteria from your mouth.
A smile is the best makeup you can wear to improve your confidence and likeability. Dazzle them with your pearly whites. Consult your dentist to obtain the best results.
For comprehensive dental care, Call Aurora Children’s Dentistry at (907) 336-1234. Visit us at 3340 Providence Dr. Suite, #A552, Anchorage, AK, 99508 or schedule an appointment online for a healthy smile!