Protect Your Oral Health By Following These Tips From Our O’Fallon Dentists

Written by Dr. Brace on Apr 20, 2016

Protect Your Oral Health By Following These Tips From Our O’Fallon Dentists

Did you know that there are certain, very simple, steps that you can take every day in order to help your smile stay healthy and beautiful? We’re talking about more than just brushing and flossing (we know you’re already doing those two things!).

Keep reading to learn how you can tweak your daily routine to help your smile…

1. Be mindful about what you eat and drink

You probably already know that certain foods and drinks—specifically those rich in sugars and refined carbohydrates—can harm your smile. So, first of all, the more that you can avoid/minimize these substances in your daily life, the better it will be for your smile.

When you do indulge, you want to limit the amount of time that these foods and drinks sit on your smile. In order to do this, snack and sip these things in short sittings, rather than slowly throughout the day.

2. Get your H2O

Every time that you drink water instead of a soda, juice, or coffee, you help to refresh your smile! Water also encourages your body to produce plenty of saliva, which neutralizes oral bacteria and acids.

To further use water to your smile’s advantage, get into the habit of rinsing your mouth with water after you eat and drink (something other than water). Just by vigorously swishing water around in your mouth you can rinse away dental debris and bacteria.

With diligent and thoughtful daily care, you put your smile on the right track for years to come. Our O’Fallon dentists are here to help you make great decisions for your smile every single day. So schedule an appointment with our team to learn more about how you can protect your teeth and gums from damage and infection. We look forward to speaking with you!