Everyone knows that brushing teeth twice daily and flossing every day is recommended to maintain oral health.There are, however, more than a few daily routines that can help improve overall oral health. The team of dental professionals at North Miami’s Biscayne Dental Center is committed to helping everyone smile a little brighter.
Visiting a dentist office at least once every six months, using mouthwash frequently, and drinking acidic drinks with care are all important for improving overall dental hygiene and oral health.
Acidic Drinks: Yummy, but Damaging
Believe it or not, but a straw can be one of the best lines of defense against enamel erosion. When drinking soda-pop, and even healthy drinks like orange juice, teeth take a serious beating. Instead of drinking directly from a glass or a can, people can actually lessen the damage by using a straw. Next time you grab your favorite type of soda, reach for a straw.
Of course, the best thing you can do for your oral health is to avoid overly acidic drinks and foods. Although brushing teeth right after drinking or eating something acidic sounds like a good thing, it is actually a good idea to wait a bit to avoid brushing off enamel.
Visit a Dental Office
Yeah, we know, we know. You don’t have time to go to a dental office twice a year. But you should make time. Screening for gum disease, oral cancer, and cavities is essential. Even more importantly, getting a routine cleaning is the only way to get rid of dangerous plaque. If you want a healthy, bright smile, it is absolutely essential to visit a friendly dental practice like Biscayne Dental Center at least twice a year.
Try Some Mouthwash
Many dentists recommend avoiding mouthwash that contains alcohol, but most would say thata mouthwash like Crest Multicare or Oral B products are a good addition to an oral health routine. The mouthwash can get to areas in the gums that brushing and flossing cannot. Mouthwash, combined with avoiding acidic foods and drinks and visiting a dentist, can help increase overall oral health and hygiene. Biscayne Dental Center and their comprehensive team of dentists is committed to improving the smile of all of North Miami.