In our last blog post, we mention 5 important steps to good oral care. In this post, we’d like to expand on those 5 steps for optimal oral health:
Keeping your mouth clean:
The first step to good oral hygiene is the most obvious, and effective – keeping your mouth clean. This involves properly brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and flossing one a day as well.
While these may seem like basic tips, they are also the most important.
Eating healthy foods:
Avoiding sugary snacks and keeping a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet are very important for your oral health. Not only can they help clean your teeth, but they can help restore tooth enamel, keep gums healthy, and lower your risk of tooth decay.
Checking your mouth regularly:
This step is often overlooked, but we should be checking our mouths for unusual things regularly. Get to know what your mouth looks like, and then when something appears new or discoloured, you’ll know to visit your dental professional right away.
Avoiding tobacco products:
Smoking and chewing tobacco are your mouths’ worst enemy, so avoid both completely. Not only do they discolour your teeth and gums, but they can also cause different cancers within your mouth.
Seeing your dental professional regularly:
Regular cleanings and check-ups twice a year are very important – if you’re due for a dental visit, call to book an appointment (647) 839-1374.