How Can You Keep Teeth Healthy?

A good oral hygiene program will help you maintain healthy teeth, but brushing and flossing alone can’t help if you don’t care for your teeth and gums in other ways.

Many people are unaware that they are putting their teeth and gums at risk by ignoring three simple things.

Eating For Strong Teeth

Avoiding food and drink that can lead to tooth decay is a simple thing that anyone can do. Adults should encourage children to eat and drink properly and clean teeth after eating sweet or sugary substances.

Calcium is an important part of a diet, as it promotes strong teeth and bones, and it can be found in many dairy products.

Use Teeth Properly

Your teeth are not there to be bottle openers or scissors. Don’t use them to remove bottle tops, or pull open a candy wrapper.

You could easily end up with a chipped tooth by using your teeth incorrectly. This could lead to a large dental repair bill, or the need for bonding, veneers, or crowns.

If you already have dental crowns, they could become loose or cracked if you misuse them.

Get Bleeding Gums Treated

Bleeding gums could be a sign of gum disease, so if you notice your gums are often bleeding then seek professional advice.

You may notice that your teeth are sensitive, and this could be a sign of problems below the gum line, especially when accompanied by bleeding gums.

Early treatment of any dental problem can help prevent a more serious problem from developing.