At Tieken Smiles, we’re guided by the truth that a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body.
That’s why we want to take the opportunity in today’s blog to celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month!
Not only do we want to remind you to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam in League City, TX, but we’re here to support your daily efforts to keep your smile healthy!
Reminders About Your Dental Hygiene Routine
Here are some friendly reminders about your daily dental hygiene routine that will help you improve or maintain better oral health, along with your regular cleanings and exams at Tieken Smiles!
*Follow The 2-Minute Rule*
Even if you brush your teeth twice a day, as suggested by the American Dental Association, you might be overlooking an important part of that instruction.
It’s that you should brush your teeth for two minutes each time. The next time you brush, time yourself to see how well you’re sticking to this rule and adjust accordingly!
*Don’t Skip Out On Flossing*
Despite the fact that gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, most people don’t floss every single day as the American Dental Association recommends.
It’s actually more harmful to your healthy mouth to skip flossing than to skip one of your daily brushings. The particles that get lodged between your teeth and under the gumline are exactly what bad bacteria in your mouth is looking for, so flossing your teeth is the best way to cut off their food source!
*Don’t Sip Soft Drinks*
Studies show that the more soda you drink on a daily basis, the greater your chances for developing tooth decay and cavities.
Sugar is the obvious reason for this, although soft drinks are also highly acidic, even the diet variety.
When it comes to protecting your teeth, good old-fashioned water is the safest, and most beneficial, choice. It allows you to maintain a healthy amount of saliva so your teeth stay cleaner and more fortified against harmful acids and bacteria.
*Don’t Dismiss Fluoride*
There are some myths about fluoride being bad for your teeth that persist, despite all the credible information to the contrary.
The truth is that fluoride is a natural mineral that’s actually good for your teeth because it strengthens your enamel and reduces your risk for decay and cavities.
That’s why we recommend using a toothpaste that contains fluoride to provide your teeth and gums with an added boost of protection against oral health problems.
Schedule An Appointment
Dr. Tieken and our staff are committed to excellence in dental care because we understand that a healthy mouth equals a healthy body.
That’s why we want to give you the tools to practice good dental hygiene at home and modern resources in League City, TX to prevent oral health problems.