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3 Things Your Dentist Wants You to Know About Keeping Your Teeth Clean May 16, 2018

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3 Things Your Dentist Wants You to Know About Keeping Your Teeth Clean, Glastonbury, Connecticut

Often, patients wonder how to improve their dental health outside of their routine dentist appointments. Although it can seem difficult to narrow down where you can do better, a focus on daily habits can impact your overall oral wellness. Here are three things you need to know about keeping your teeth clean. 

Tricks for Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

1. Daily Routines Matter 

Pdentistroper brushing and flossing are essential for whisking away plaque and tartar deposits, strengthening dental enamel while reducing the risks of gum disease. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing two times per day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, and flossing at least once a day.

2. Certain Foods Bolster Dental Health

A healthy diet is just as important for your oral health as it is for your overall wellness, so focus on enjoying plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Calcium-rich foods like milk, yogurt, and cheese also help to improve oral health because they contain cultures that crowd out oral bacteria. Drinking ample amounts of water can also help since it rinses away food particles and keeps the gum tissue healthy. 

3. Professional Cleanings Are A Must

Unfortunately, even the most dedicated brusher can still develop problems with tartar accumulation, since plaque can harden and mineralize within 48 hours. Fortunately, professional dental cleanings can remove tartar deposits, helping the gum tissue to stay healthier. Talk with your dentist about how often you should receive professional cleanings, since recommendation timelines vary from patient to patient. 

 

To learn more about how to keep your teeth clean, visit Nayaug Family Dental, in South Glastonbury, CT. With a customized approach to dentistry and a commitment to creating a positive, welcoming environment to their patients, this team of dental professionals can help you and your family enjoy healthy, comfortable smiles. To book your next appointment, send them a message online or give them a call at (860) 633-6167.

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