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Best Practices For A Healthy Smile

Posted by Morton Baker Dec 27, 2022

Taking care of your smile is important for a number of reasons. A beautiful smile boosts self-confidence, while a healthy mouth allows you to eat and speak without discomfort. Unfortunately, there are some common dental mistakes that can threaten your smile. Listed below are some common mistakes to avoid.

  • Brush twice a day

We recommend patients brush for at least two minutes at a time in order to adequately clean all surfaces of the teeth. It’s recommended that you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime. That way, you’ll always be sure to remove any food or drink particles that may have become stuck in your mouth throughout the day. Using an electric toothbrush is also a great way to protect your enamel and gums while getting your teeth as clean as possible. Proper brushing technique is crucial to achieving a healthy smile, and it’s crucial to brush for at least two minutes each time as well. Here are some other tips to keep in mind when brushing your teeth:

  1. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with rounded ends for gentle cleaning of the gums and other sensitive areas of your mouth.
  2. Don’t apply too much pressure as you clean your teeth. Instead, gently move the brush in small circles.
  3. Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or after an illness like the flu. Additionally, replace your toothbrush sooner if you notice fraying bristles or if your toothbrush looks worn out.
  • Floss daily

To enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime, it’s essential to floss every day. Flossing is an essential part of your daily routine because it disrupts plaque buildup, which can lead to tooth decay and gum problems. Plaque forms after you eat, so it’s important to remove food particles from between your teeth on a regular basis. If you don’t floss each day, plaque will build up between your teeth and lead to decay. 

  • Avoid tobacco & unhealthy habits

Tobacco use can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health issues. People who smoke and drink heavily are far more likely to develop oral cancer than those who lead a healthy lifestyle. So, stop the use of tobacco to protect your teeth for the rest of your life. It’s never too late to start a healthy dental care routine!

  • Schedule regular checkups

Your dentist can check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other common oral issues during your regular visits. Even if your smile seems healthy, it’s important to schedule regular appointments with your dentist to catch problems early and treat them before they become severe. During your visit, we can also give you personalized tips to keep your teeth healthy and make sure your smile stays as bright and beautiful as possible!

By scheduling regular checkups, you can protect your smile and your overall health. To address your dental issues and learn more about good oral health, call us at (817)-924-0506 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 2800 S Hulen St Ste 205, Fort Worth, TX 76109.

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