Ways to Improve Your Oral Health

Posted by DR. MICHAEL CHOI on Dec 17 2019, 10:22 AM

Gum disease occurs as a result of bacteria build-up in the mouth and around the teeth. It can affect other parts of your mouth, such as the enamel of your teeth and supporting tissues. People worry about tooth loss over time due to gum disease and other factors, but that doesn’t mean that there are no means to restore your teeth’s health. Smile by Design suggests that you follow simple and effective ways to improve your oral health.

Even after maintaining the health of gums and teeth, it is quite hard to prevent them from being diseased. The methods to be followed are quite as simple as the following:

Brush and Floss Twice a Day

It is essential to brush at least once a day, but it would be better if you do it twice. The best time to brush your teeth is usually after having a meal. Flossing, on the other hand, is necessary at the same time. Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes will ensure that you have covered all of your teeth.

Drink Enough Water

Water encourages saliva production as that helps in keeping your teeth and mouth healthy. Drinking enough water is also vital for your overall health. Water is much healthier than sugary drinks and sodas. The bacteria from these sugary drinks will accumulate and build up plaque, which, if not treated, will lead to tooth decay.

Avoid Sugary Foods

It would be best if you were cautious about the sugary drinks and the foods that you consume. It is better to avoid eating a lot of sugary foods such as candies, chocolates, etc. You need to brush your teeth thoroughly after eating a lot of sugar, as sugar can hike the amount of plaque on your teeth. If you have a sweet tooth, it is necessary to be even more conscious and ensure to brush well.

Calcium and Vitamin D For Your Body

In order to have strong teeth and dense bones, it is essential to have enough calcium content in the body. By consuming dairy products like milk, cheese, and nuts, you can ensure to get a regular supply of Calcium. Vitamin D is essential for your body as it enables the absorption of Calcium, hence, you need to make sure you are going outside and getting enough sunlight every day.

See A Dentist Every 6 Months

It is necessary to go for a dental visit on a regular basis. Dentists clean your teeth thoroughly and look for cavities, plaque, and any other dental issues that need to be addressed. If they detect any dental problems, then they would take the necessary steps to provide you the right treatment.

 

Call us at (949) 786-2820 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Choi for a consultation at our office in Irvine, CA.  


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