When it comes to your smile, you probably want it to be as healthy and beautiful as possible right? In America, over 90% of adults age 20+ have experienced tooth decay in their lifetime! Although extremely common, tooth decay is actually 100% preventable! At Laguna Family Dentistry we believe prevention is an essential part of maintaining optimal oral health and are proving 4 tips to help prevent tooth decay in your smile, follow along!
When it comes to your at-home dental care routine, you should be brushing a minimum of twice a day (for at least 2 minutes each time), you should be flossing once a day and we also recommend brushing your tongue (bacteria love to hide there). In between meals you should be rinsing your smile with water or brushing if possible.
We often hear about how bad “sugar” can be for our smile, but what about eating foods for a healthier smile? Fruits, vegetables and other non-processed foods are all excellent choices when it comes to healthy foods. Those that are more fibrous can even naturally brush your teeth while you are eating them!
Did you know that dehydration can actually increase your risk of tooth decay? Water is needed for proper saliva production which can actually neutralize acid and bacteria while also washing away any debris.
Along with proper at-home dental care, it is just as important to visit your dentist in Laguna Beach for routine, professional care. Scheduling routine dental checkups can reduce your risk for not only tooth decay but also infections, damage and even disease as well.
When is the last time you visited Laguna Family Dentistry for your routine, preventive dental care? Contact us today to schedule your appointment, we are always pleased to see new smiles at our practice and would be more than happy to provide the preventive dental care your teeth, smile and overall oral health deserve.