Good dental health is a vitally important part of your plan for a healthy life. While our mouths are full of millions of bacteria, most of them harmless, some are linked to issues like gum disease or tooth decay. In addition, your mouth can show signs of illnesses, such as diabetes, and poor oral health has been linked to heart disease.
Along with seeing your Partners In Dental Care dentist for a checkup every six months, the following tips will help maintain good oral health for a lifetime:
1. Brush properly at least twice a day. Brushing is the most effective method for removing harmful plaque from your teeth and gums. Getting the debris off your teeth and gums in a timely manner prevents bacteria in the food you eat from turning into harmful, cavity causing acids. Read more »
2. Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between teeth and under the gum line. Flossing is a method for removing bacteria and other debris that cannot be reached by a toothbrush. It generally entails a very thin piece of synthetic cord you insert and move up and down between the sides of two adjoining teeth. Read more »
3. Eat a well-balanced diet. Limit between-meal snacks to nutritious foods. It has long been known that good nutrition and a well-balanced diet are the best defenses for your oral health. Providing your body with the right amounts of vitamins and minerals helps your teeth and gums stay strong and ward off infection, decay and disease. Read more »