Upgrade Your Dental Routine

While many may let their oral health routine slip, they may not realize the negative impacts of not properly caring for oral health. By ignoring our mouths, we open ourselves up to a number of oral health concerns including: halitosis, tooth decay, and gingivitis. Not only do you threaten the health of your mouth, you also threaten your overall health by exposing yourself to a number of health issues including pneumonia, infections, and more. To combat poor health, we have listed ways to improve your dental routine.

Start Brushing Your Teeth Correctly

Brushing your teeth twice a day is a great start, but to have great oral health, you need to go beyond simply brushing. It’s crucial that every tooth is brushed, so brushing for two and a half minutes with an extra soft toothbrush is ideal. You should have direction when you brush your teeth – stay focused and concentrate on hitting every area.

Be Conscious About Your Diet

When you eat poorly, your weight isn’t the only thing you are potentially affecting. You put your body’s digestive track at risk as well as exposing your teeth to decay! Sugar is a primary culprit of tooth decay. It may be difficult to escape eating or drinking things with excess sugar. Eating too much sugar allows plaque to accumulate on your teeth and can ultimately lead to cavities and gum disease. To avoid these problems, be conscious about how much sugar is in your diet and work towards reducing your sugar intake.

Use Mouthwash

Taking 30 seconds after you brush your teeth to rinse with mouthwash is an easy and effective way to amp up your dental routine. Mouthwash is a great tool to combat bad breath, reduce tooth decay, kill bacteria, and fight gum disease. Rinsing with mouthwash twice a day positively affects your mouth and doesn’t require a lot of time or effort!

Floss. Seriously, just do it.

We’re sure you’ve heard this time and time again, but flossing is very important to having a great oral health routine. Flossing once a day removes food particles and plaque that could potentially harden and give you more serious dental problems in the future. Taking a minute to floss in between your teeth reduces your risk of cavities and gum disease!

Don’t Ignore Problems

If you start to notice something is wrong with your mouth, it’s best to contact our office to get the problem looked at. Ignoring problems can worsen your dental health and require more serious treatment in the future. To save you time, money, and stress, it’s best to get the problem looked at right when you notice there is something wrong. Some common symptoms of dental health problems include: bleeding gums, swollen gums, toothaches, sensitivity, sores, and loose teeth.

Regular Dentist Check-Ups

Finally, visiting your dentist twice a year for check-ups is a great way to stay on top of your dental health. Just because you might not feel pain or symptoms now does not mean that there isn’t something going on. Even with the best dental hygiene, without bi-annual cleanings, plaque that can’t be removed with an every day toothbrush builds up and can cause decay. Having a dental professional monitor your mouth is great for diagnosing problems early and giving you encouragement on your great dental routine!

Dental Health with Tower Dental Associates

At Tower Dental, we are committed to helping you achieve a brilliant and healthy mouth. We can help you with dental problems and give you tips on how to keep your mouth healthy, but it’s on you to keep up a great dental regimen. Taking 5-10 minutes to do a thorough dental routine will help you have a healthy mouth everyday! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.