Practice Good Oral Hygiene

You always hear that it’s important to take care of your teeth — oral health is linked to gum disease and diabetes, heart disease, even Alzheimer’s.

According to the ADA, here are a number of ways you could practice good oral hygiene:

Use fluoride toothpaste: Fluoride is a mineral that can help strengthen tooth enamel and repair early decay. Parents should introduce brushing to children as soon as they sprout their first tooth.

Limit sugary foods and drinks: when the bacteria in your mouth comes into contact with sugar, it produces acids that attack enamel, and can eventually lead to cavities and tooth sensitivity.

Don’t wait for pain: See a dentist once or twice a year. Regular checkups can help spot troubles early on and prevent problems.

Feel free to call our offices to set up your check-up, x-rays, and cleaning!