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Tips For Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

Aug 18, 2007
If you keep your teeth healthy, you will avoid problems that many other people deal with. You probably won't have any painful or expensive oral surgeries. You'll have better breath. Your teeth and gums will have a healthier look to them. There is no reason why you should stand by idly while your teeth decay and rot out of your head. So follow these dental health tips, and keep a healthy mouth for your whole life.

Your cleaning habits play a huge part in the long-term health of your teeth. You should brush and floss at least daily. Learn how to do it properly - if you're not sure, ask your dentist. Dentists usually have pamphlets or videos that will instruct you in the proper technique, and get you on the right track. Invest in a nice electric toothbrush if you need to. Make it into a daily routine to brush your teeth thoroughly and properly, and then floss. Those who brush and floss regularly are many times less likely to suffer from cavities or other tooth problems.

Your diet and habits are very important factors in your dental health. A generally healthy diet leads to less bacteria in your mouth, and therefore an elevated level of cleanliness. Things like soda and candy do horrible things to your teeth, adding to decay as well as plaque buildup. You've probably heard that a tooth can dissolve within hours of being placed in a glass of Coca-Cola. If soda plays a big part in your diet, then you should consider quitting, and switching to a more healthy drink. Not only is it bad for your dental health, but it is also very detrimental to your bodily health.

Finally, you should make regular visits to the dentist. Have your teeth examined, that way if you get a cavity you can have it fixed as soon as possible, before it grows to a painful size. While you should definitely take the other precautions in order to reduce the chances of a problem, it is always good to have a backup plan in case a problem occurs despite your efforts. Start with a basic checkup program - you go in to have your teeth examined and cleaned every 6 or 12 months, or even more frequently if you wish. On top of this, go in the moment you notice anything strange, or experience a tooth accident such as a chipping.
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