We get it – life’s busy! Take control of your oral health and help avoid emergency dental visits with these 4 easy tips:
1. Brush your teeth– This one is simple and something that everyone is already aware of. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice per day with a fluoride toothpaste. In addition, your toothbrush will become worn out after a few months of use and will no longer be effective. Ideally, you should replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months.
2. Don’t forget to floss– Flossing is something that is easy to skip. It might be tempting to brush your teeth and move on with your day, but there can be consequences to not flossing daily. It is important to remove the food particles that can get stuck between teeth and gums, something that brushing alone will not accomplish.
3. Eat a healthy and balanced diet– Not only will eating a healthy and balanced diet be good for your overall well-being, but it will also improve your oral health. Avoid sugary foods which can be harmful to teeth, and monitor your intake of acidic foods, which can erode enamel. Sticky foods can also be a problem, since they tend to stick onto the teeth longer than other types of food.
4. Make regular appointments to see your dentist and hygienist- It can be a scary thought to visit the dentist, but what’s even scarier is what could happen if you don’t. Regular check ups with your dentist can help prevent larger dental problems and even save you money in the long run. A couple visits a year could possibly prevent painful procedures in the future. To keep you on track, have your Newcastle dentist automatically schedule your next appointment and send you reminders.