How to Have Healthy Teeth for Life
If you want to avoid toothaches and discomfort,but smile brilliantly or be able to chew well for proper nutrition, there are plenty of reasons to keep your teethand gums healthy for life.
Here’s how your family can do it!
1. Eat smart.
A healthy diet can affect more than just our waistline—in fact, it’s great for our teeth! Eating right and making sure to get your recommended amount of calcium, vitamins and minerals per day can assist in keeping your mouth healthy.
2. Teach your kids about oral health.
If you teach proper oral health techniques from a young age, chances are your child will grow up to continue taking care of their teeth for the long term. When they’re old enough to brush their teeth on their own. A timer can help in knowing how long to brush their teeth for.
3. Wear a mouth guard.
If you or your child regularly participates in sports that risk damage to the teeth like hockey or football, make sure to have a mouth guard handy to protect your pearly whites. If you’ve purchased your mouth guard from a shop, be sure to properly mould it to your teeth before wearing it for optimal protection. Or have a customised mouthguard made.
4. Pass on smoking.
Smoking cigarettes can wreak havoc with our oral health. From raising your risk of developing certain kinds of cancers to creating a breeding ground for plaque and bacteria, saying “no” to tobacco products is always the smart decision for your teeth and oral health!.
5. Change your toothbrush frequently.
Did you know that you should be swapping your toothbrush for a new one every three months? That’s because, with age and use, the bristles of your toothbrush become worn and more susceptible to bacteria build up.
Make sure to visit us for your regular cleaning when that time comes. We look forward to seeing you!