If you want to have a show-stopping smile that others will envy, here are 5 secrets you need to know:
Brush and Floss Every Day – There’s no doubt about it – brushing and flossing your teeth every day is essential to excellent oral health and a stunning smile. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day and always floss once daily. Doing so will help remove excess food particles and plaque, which helps prevent tartar and plaque build-up.
Replace Your Toothbrush Regularly – Over time, your toothbrush can become a cesspool full of bacteria. Make sure to replace your toothbrush regularly; once every 3 months works perfectly. Also, if you have a cold or the flu, remember to replace your toothbrush once you are well so you lessen your chances of falling ill again.
Don’t Smoke – Let’s face it – smoking is terrible for your health. It doesn’t just shorten your lifespan and pollute your lungs, but it causes bad breath, stained teeth, and can eventually cause your teeth to fall out. If you currently smoke, take steps today to kick the habit. If you don’t smoke, keep up the good work and stay far away from cigarettes and other tobacco products!
Maintain a Healthy Diet – Teeth are porous and can absorb what we eat and drink every day. Consuming coffee, citrus, red wine, carbohydrates, and sugar can stain your teeth and weaken your enamel. Limit your intake of these foods and drinks, and make sure to brush your teeth after consuming them. Additionally, remember to include a healthy array of nutritious food in your diet, including vitamins A-E and plenty of crunchy fruits and vegetables. Also, kick the soda habit and make water your new best friend.
Come Visit Us Regularly – Regular visits to Foley Dental Group will help ensure that your teeth and gums are in top shape. We will be able to remove disease-causing bacteria that your toothbrush, mouthwash, and floss can’t reach. Make sure to see us twice a year for the best results!
If you want to keep your mouth healthy and beautiful, request an appointment with us at Foley Dental Group by calling (618) 288-9670 or by visiting us online at www.foleydentalgroup.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon!