As dentists, we cannot stress enough how much at-home dental care is important, even when comparing to the importance of regularly seeing as and coming tour office. We see many patients with many different problems and the over-arching theme of our patients is that they wan to be as healthy as they possibly can. We have compiled a very short list, just to begin your journey to healthier oral health. Try some of these tips and see if they work for you!
Tips for Oral Health
Start thinking like us, do these things on a regular basis, and you will begin to get in the habit of thinking more consciously about your teeth.
- Be careful when eating sugar. The overuse of sugary products will always have adverse effects on your mouth and the teeth inside of it. Sugar helps bacteria already living in your mouth grow and prosper, leading to making you much more prone to tooth decay, otherwise known as cavities. Acids in products like sour gummy candy are possibly the worse culprits in attaching themselves to teeth, breaking down your enamel, giving you cavities, and getting you closer and closer to gum disease.
- Buy a new toothbrush. It is so important that you change your toothbrush at a minimum of twice a year. In the case that you got sick, it would also be highly advisable to switch to a new brush to avoid getting infected again. This advice also goes to the electric toothbrush users out there.
At our dentist in Orange, CA, we at OC Children’s Dentistry are very concerned with the oral health of your children. As stated in this article, there a few things you can do to ensure the oral health of your little ones while away from our office. In the instances that you do need us, we are just a phone call away. Never hesitate to visit us at our office either. We are here to help you help your children be healthy and happy for a long time coming.