24 Jul Healthy Smile Tips to Give You the Smile You Deserve
If you are looking for ways to give you the smile you deserve, we are happy to help! Desiree T. Palmer, DMD and our team are always standing by to support you in your journey to the confident smile you deserve. Today’s blog is going to share vital tips for your mouth to ensure that you create a healthy oral foundation. Our goal is to help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease from marring your smile. Let’s take a look!
- #1 Brush/Floss: A healthy smile begins with the basics, for good reason. Daily oral care is essentially the key to a healthy smile. This means brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and flossing your teeth and along the gumline at least once a day. In addition, if you have a history of cavities, consider following-up with an antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce bacteria in the mouth. By doing these things, you will be actively dispelling plaque from building up on the teeth and gums.
- #2 Dietary Habits: What you eat affects your smile and your health! This means focusing on healthy food even as you limit foods (and drinks) which could harm teeth and gums. Healthy dairy products, lean protein, and fresh vegetables and fruits are good for your smile and body. Next, be sure to limit or avoid sugary, starchy, empty-calorie foods that promote tooth decay and gum disease.
- #3 Sports Guard: A healthy body is an active body, but if you engage in high-contact sports or recreational activities, we strongly recommend wearing a sports guard to protect your teeth and oral tissues from harm. This simple preventative measure will go a long way to keeping your smile safe!
- #4 Dental Checkups & Cleanings: Regular dental checkups and cleanings every six months will support your daily oral hygiene care. At these visits, Desiree T. Palmer, DMD and our team will remove tartar (hardened plaque) from your teeth and gumline and look for gum disease and other oral health issues. Early detection and treatment are vital for best results.
Do you have questions or concerns about your smile? If so, we are here for you in Durham, North Carolina. Just call our Desiree T. Palmer, DMD, PA and Associates team at 919-471-9106 and speak with our staff. You can also schedule an appointment with our dentist. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you deserve!