June is Oral Health Month, and we want to help celebrate by providing you with some tips for maintaining optimal oral health. Properly taking care of your teeth can prevent gum disease, cavities, tooth decay, oral cancer, and other dental health issues. While brushing and flossing go a long way towards healthy teeth, there is a lot more to consider.
Here are 6 important tips to focus on this month for a strong and healthy smile.
1. Don’t Skip the Mouthwash
After you brush and floss your teeth each day, you should rinse with a mouthwash to eliminate any bacteria that may have been left behind. Additionally, mouthwash helps freshen breath and, if needed, provides an extra layer of protection with added fluoride and antibacterial treatment to ward off gingivitis.
2. Purchase a Tongue Scraper
In addition to cleaning your teeth and gum line, you should also address your tongue. A good deal of bacteria can reside on the surface of your tongue and a scraper will work to remove stubborn buildup that doesn’t come off with brushing, flossing, and mouthwash.
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3. Pay Attention to Your Diet
Certain foods aren’t good for your teeth. Refined sugar and acidic foods help bacteria thrive, which can cause unwanted cavities and inflammation. If you do happen to eat something sweet or something that feels like it got stuck between your teeth, rinse your mouth out with some water until you can brush or floss.
If you choose a healthy snack like fruits or vegetables, they are packed with vitamins and nutrients that will help to boost your oral health.
4. Quit Smoking
If you’re a smoker, tobacco is extremely damaging to your teeth and gums—not to mention your overall health. Now is the time to quit. Smokers are twice as likely¹ to experience tooth loss due to weakened gums and teeth, gum disease, inflammation, and decreased oxygen levels in the blood.
5. Keep Up With Routine Dental Exams
Maintaining routine dental cleanings and examinations can help address issues before they become more significant problems. You can also prevent issues with your teeth and gums by not ignoring pain or discomfort and getting in regularly to see a dentist. Tending to these issues early on can save you a lot of time and money when it comes to dental health.
6. Upgrade Your Smile
If you’re self-conscious about your smile, you can talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members about investing in braces, Invisalign, or veneers. We can help perfect your smile, so you feel comfortable and confident everywhere you go.
Get back on track with your oral health this month! Make an appointment with Absolute Dental today.
Now is a great time to assess your oral health habits and make a commitment to healthier teeth for the future. Make an appointment today and start prioritizing your teeth with simple hygiene habits.
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Reach out to Absolute Dental if you would like to schedule an appointment for dental care from trusted dentists Las Vegas or Reno. We’ll help keep your teeth healthy and prevent oral health issues such as gum disease, cavities, and even oral cancer. Give us a call today!
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¹Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (8 February 2022). Smoking, Gum Disease, and Tooth Loss. Retrieved 11 May 2022.