Oral care is a process that begins at home, and following proper dental hygiene practices can keep dental problems at bay. Mindful habits and healthier lifestyle choices will translate into a healthy mouth and strong teeth.
At Broadmoor Dental in Colorado Springs, Colorado, we advise all our patients to follow a proper oral health routine at home to keep their natural teeth in good health for a lifetime.
While brushing the teeth twice a day is the best advice one can provide on dental hygiene, there are other things you can add to your routine to improve your oral care. Read on to learn what they are.
Always make sure that the toothpaste you choose contains fluoride as it helps keep the teeth strong. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste can help you prevent the onset of cavities and tooth decay. Fluoride can also help repair tooth enamel.
Sometimes, plaque can develop on the tongue. That is why, at Broadmoor Dental, we recommend our patients also make sure to include tongue cleaning with a good-quality scraper or toothbrush in their daily routines.
Flossing is a part of a proper oral care routine as it helps clean the teeth where the toothbrush cannot reach. Food particles stuck in between the teeth are easily removed by flossing. This habit also helps to remove plaque from the gums.
Acid softens the tooth enamel. Therefore, when a person brushes their teeth immediately after consuming acidic and sugary drinks, this can cause enamel erosion. We recommend that you wait for an hour or so after drinking acidic or sugary drinks before you brush so that the saliva can help neutralize the acid.
Water helps flush away food particles after each meal and also helps prevent mouth dryness. In addition, drinking water helps keep the soft tissues moist and also helps the production of saliva that, in turn, helps fight the bacteria in the mouth.
Including vegetables and fruit in your diet helps enhance the natural defense against gum diseases and promotes a healthy lifestyle that supports a healthy immune system.
Our doctors at Broadmoor Dental in Colorado Springs can help you address any oral care concerns or dental issues you may have and provide you with proper dental care. To make an appointment, call (719) 576-5566, or visit us at 1930 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.
1930 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Monday7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Wednesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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