Your oral health is linked to your entire health, which means if you suffer major dental issues, like gum disease, your entire body can suffer consequences. This is why our dentist, Dr. Steven and Randy, strongly encourages you to take good care of your smile and oral health. To help you keep your teeth healthy and strong, he has some tips and recommendations for you.
The first thing you need to do is properly brush your teeth. To do so, you need to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste that have been approved by the American Dental Association. As you use these tools, you need to brush every morning and every night for two minutes each time. If you tend to cut your brushing short, set a timer for yourself or watch a two-minute YouTube video as you brush.
The second thing you need to do is properly floss your teeth. To do so, you need to use dental floss that is easy to use. This could be a flossing string, flossing pick, or even a water flosser. Make sure to floss between every tooth at least once a day. As you floss, be gentle along the gumline.
The third thing you need to do is have a healthy and balanced diet. This is important because there are a lot of foods and drinks out there that threaten to harm the teeth, especially sugary and acidic foods and drinks. So, it’s best to have a healthy and balanced diet by eating tooth-healthy foods (like fruits, vegetables, and dairy products) and by refraining to snack often.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to have strong teeth in American Fork, Utah, please reach out to Elite Dental at 801-763-7737 when you can. Our dental team will be thrilled to help you have the top-notch chompers you deserve!