Tips For Better Oral Health
Looking for ways to keep your mouth healthy? Here are some simple habits to embrace.
1. Know what constitutes a dental emergency. Typically, any dental issue requiring immediate treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate acute pain, or save your tooth qualifies as an emergency.
2. Limit sour candy. Because sour candy is typically high in citric acid and sugar, it can play havoc with the enamel on your teeth.
3. Two for two. Always brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time.
4. Spit, don’t rinse. After brushing, spit out the excess toothpaste in your mouth instead of rinsing with water — rinsing can wash away helpful fluoride.
While not a substitute for a regular professional cleaning and exam, these suggestions can a long way towards keeping your teeth healthy.