October- Dental Health
Keep that pretty smile forever. Dental health should never be neglected. The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests brushing teeth for two minutes two times a day, flossing once each day, using a fluoride toothpaste and scheduling regular visits to the dentist. If dental health is neglected, it could lead to dental disease.Tooth brushes are the most important piece to proper dental hygiene. Find a toothbrush that fits comfortably and can reach all areas of the mouth. The brush should be replaced after 3 or 4 months, or when the bristles fray. The type of toothbrush doesn’t make a difference, just as long as you brush each day.
Even though brushing is crucial, tooth brushes can’t always reach in between the teeth. Flossing is necessary to remove plaque that may have formed on the teeth. If plaque is not removed, it can create tartar which can only be removed by routine visits to the dentist.
Among brushing, flossing, and dental visits, a well balanced diet is one of the best ways to prevent dental disease. The nutrients consumed from eating fruits and vegetables can prevent gum disease and cavities. Everyone know that dairy is a good source of calcium for teeth and bones, however it is important choose dairy that is low-fat or non-fat. Chewing sugar-less gum is another way to keep teeth strong and healthy. The ADA states that chewing sugar-less gum after meals prevents tooth decay and disease.
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