I am one of the few people that I know that don’t mind the dentist. I look forward to making my bi-annual appointments to verify that I don’t have a cavity. I’m closing in on 40 and cavity free. Really, I attribute it to when I was a teenager with braces, I brushed my teeth three times a day and flossed constantly. My dentist clearly laid out the tips for proper dental hygiene and I followed them to a “T”. I don’t know if that actually made a difference in the long run, but I like to think so.
Around here, I’m constantly on my children to help them continue my teeth legacy. Brushing is very important and we try to make sure we floss too. Luckily, the minty flavor brings joy to my girls while I attack their little mouths with string.
Tips for Proper Dental Hygiene
Everybody knows that taking care of their teeth is important. If you don’t, you’re going to have some serious pain and a lot of big dental bills in your life. You may also end up losing teeth that you otherwise could have kept.
Instead of high dental bills and losing teeth, why not do everything you can to care for them? Use this guide to make sure your teeth are in perfect shape no matter what your age.
Eat Healthy Foods
Some foods that you eat are healthy for your body, but not every single food that you eat is going to be good for your teeth. However, there are a lot of foods that offer health benefits for both your body and your teeth. Those are ones you should make sure you include in your diet on a regular basis.
Foods like apples, which help to clean your teeth between brushing and flossing, are ideal examples. Best of all, apples can be eaten as a sweet treat after a meal, or as a healthy snack between meals. Other foods like chicken and whole grain brown rice are also good for your teeth.
Just avoid sugar-rich foods and refined carbohydrates like white bread.
You know that brushing your teeth is important, so why don’t you do it as much as you should? If you’re like most people, it’s because you feel like you simply don’t have time with your busy schedule.
To combat that, try keeping a toothbrush and toothpaste at your desk at the office. It might feel weird to brush your teeth at work, but after a week of doing it you’ll get over that feeling.
You might even inspire your coworkers to take better care of their teeth!
Visit the Dentist
You knew that going to the dentist was going to be part of this list, didn’t you? That’s because every Brooklyn NY dentist is going to see you every six months for a regular checkup.
While that might sound like a lot of dental visits, the fact is that you’ll have fewer serious issues when you go in for checkups on a regular basis. Over time, that means spending less money on dental work and a whole lot less pain.
Trips to the dentist still may not be what you look forward to for a week, but that doesn’t mean that they have to be terrible!
Do you have a love/love, love/hate or hate/hate relationship with your dentist?