Knowing how to take care of your teeth is an important knowledge to have. Whether your child is just starting out, or perhaps you feel you could use a reminder, DentistsRUs is here to share ‘The Best ‘Un-Kept Secrets’ About Your Teeth’!
Make Your Toothbrush Your Besty
It’s a simple truth; brushing your teeth 2-3 times a day with a soft bristled brush is the first line of defense against cavities. Plaque is the last thing you want sitting on your teeth, so be sure to brush regularly and floss so that your saliva has the opportunity to naturally rid your mouth of bad bacteria throughout the day, and isn’t being blocked by a seed between your teeth courtesy of this mornings raspberry jam toast!
Although grazing on healthy snacks throughout the day can be good for your body, continually introducing your teeth to various sugars can be harmful. So regardless of if you are eating a raw carrot, or a cream cheese laced piece of carrot cake – both need to be “cleaned off” your teeth afterwards as both actually still contain sugar. AKA – the nasty contributor to tooth decay.
This might be a lesser-known fact, but there is actually a thing as getting TOO much fluoride, which will cause little white spots on the teeth. If you notice these, talk to your dentist and see where the additional fluoride may be coming from.
A Healthy Mouth Does More Than You Think
Health problems such as stroke, heart disease and diabetes have been linked to issues within your mouth such as gum disease. So keeping your oral health in check will better aid in keeping your overall health in check too.
At DentistsRUs, we are here to help with all your oral care needs, and provide a variety of dental office as listed below. We look forward to serving you!
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC
Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC
Port Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster, BC