Tips To Keep Your Teeth Clean And Healthy

15 February 2023
 Categories: Dentist, Blog


You only get one set of adult teeth in your life. There are options for replacement teeth, but they can be costly, and you would rather have your natural teeth than have to worry about expensive treatments and replacements. To keep your teeth healthy and clean, there are a number of things you can be doing daily to help make sure your teeth remain your teeth. Read on for some tips to keep your teeth healthy and clean.

Brush And Floss Daily 

You need to brush and floss your teeth every single day. Brushing should be done twice daily, but not just a quick brushing will do, you need to brush for at least two minutes at a time. Be sure to brush more than just your front teeth, you need to brush the sides, insides, and tops/bottoms of your teeth. Brush close to the gums and brush your gums and tongue as well. Floss between all of your teeth, not just the ones that you see or the ones that you feel like you have something in between them. 

Eat Healthy Foods

Be sure you are eating healthy foods that support the health of your teeth and gums. Eating foods with very few vitamins or minerals in them, or that lack nutrients can cause dental issues. For instance, if your diet includes a lot of sugar, caffeine, or other things that aren't necessarily good for your health, it can cause dental concerns in addition to other issues. Your diet needs to include plenty of vitamins and minerals and should consist of clean foods without a lot of fillers or added sugars.

Visit The Dentist For Routine Checkups

You need to go to the dentist every six months for a dental checkup and cleaning. Your dentist will clean and inspect your teeth and can find dental issues that you may not catch if you aren't going to the dentist as often as you should. They can catch issues such as cavities, cracked or chipped teeth, gum disease, and other concerning dental issues that can lead to other problems if they go untreated.

You only get one set of adult teeth in your lifetime, so you need to be sure you are taking good care of them to prevent dental issues that may make you lose those teeth or be forced to pay for costly dental procedures. Make sure you get to the dentist for your dental exams and cleanings.

Contact a local dental office, such as Apollo Dental Center, to learn more.