Keeping Teeth Healthy
Keeping healthy teeth reduces the risk of stroke, respiratory diseases, and even diabetes. Gingivitis, gum disease caused by plaque, is known to cause pregnant women a risk of early delivery or of having babies with a low birth weight. Some studies even suggest a link between gum disease and erectile dysfunction.
It is important to keep your smile looking great. The benefits are undeniable. Don’t you agree? So, we want to share with you the top 5 dental practices for keeping teeth healthy.
- Brushing and flossing — The first step to a beautiful smile is keeping your teeth clean. You should brush twice a day, and floss at least once. If not cleaned, food particles can cause tooth decay.
- Stop smoking — If the risk of oral cancer is not enough for you to quit, smoking contributes to gum disease and tooth loss.
- Reduce alcohol, soda, and caffeine — These beverages remove calcium from the body, which increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. They can also severely stain your teeth.
- Calcium and vitamins — Your teeth and bones need calcium to stay strong. Various vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin D and B, are essential for good oral health.
- Visit your dentist regularly — A dental exam and professional cleaning are essential every 6 months. A dentist can find issues early before they cause major problems. Moreover, tartar (hardened dental plaque) is only removable with a professional cleaning.
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