Five Healthy Dental Habits For The Illinois Valley

Nobody wants dental problems, and you can decrease the risk by taking care of your pearly whites. You want a smile that you can be proud of your entire life and that means making sure you’re doing these five healthy dental habits.

Brush Your Teeth

Our parents told us from childhood to brush our teeth and it’s still the most important thing we can do to keep our teeth healthy. Brush your teeth twice a day with particular attention to taking care of your gum line. Many times food particles become trapped in the gum lines and this can lead to bacteria growth, so take care to brush these areas as well as the main tooth structure.

See Dr. Ed on a Regular Basis

If you’re in Illinois Valley areas such as Peru, Princeton, La Salle, etc. and need a dentist, then you better call Dr. Ed. He can provide regular cleaning to keep your teeth looking and feeling great and catch any dental issues before they become a major problem. Don’t hesitate to call us if you notice something wrong with your dental health either such as tooth pain. You know when something doesn’t feel right and don’t put it off until your next scheduled appointment.

Stay Away From Sugar

Sugar may make everything taste great, but it’s not good for your teeth. It’s sad that almost everything we eat from bread to cereal has some form of sugar in it. The bacteria turn the sugar in your mouth into acid, which breaks down tooth enamel and leads to tooth decay. This makes teeth more susceptible to cavities and other dental problems. While it’s almost impossible to remove sugar from your diet, you can limit it. Stay away from food and drinks that are heavy in sugar such as candy and soda.

Keep Your Body Healthy With Calcium and Vitamin D

Your teeth are no different than other parts of your body that need nutrients if they are going to perform well. Calcium and Vitamin D are needed for proper tooth and gum health. You can find them naturally in dairy products such as milk and yogurt. You can also get them in supplements.

Tobacco is Bad in Every Way

Tobacco is bad for dental health and health in general. It doesn’t matter if it’s a cigarette, cigar, chewing tobacco or a pipe. On a cosmetic level, it stains the teeth. It’s hard to be proud of your smile with dark stained teeth. Tobacco users are at a higher risk of periodontal disease, oral fungal infections and various oral and throat cancers.

Be proud of your teeth and your smile by taking good care of your teeth and getting regular dental appointments with Dr. Ed. Contact us today and let us brighter your smile.

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