Easy At-Home Tips For Taking Better Care of Your Smile
Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about you — and there’s no better way to make yourself feel more confident and show yourself some love than by taking care of it!
Keep reading for some easy ways to show your teeth some love:
Treat Yourself to a New Toothbrush
Did you know that your toothbrush should be replaced every 3-4 months for adults, and every 2-3 months for children? Most patients tend to swap out this important dental tool when they visibly notice the brush getting worn, which means that that the toothbrush is not as effective as it once was.
If you’re sick, be sure to set your toothbrush aside and replace it after feeling better so that you don’t spread any germs or bacteria to the other members of your household.
Drink Plenty of Water
Not only is water the best way to keep your entire body hydrated, but it also helps to flush any leftover bacteria and food particles out of your mouth. This helps prevent dental issues, such as plaque buildup and cavities.
Choose Your Sweets Wisely
We all love a little extra sugar around Valentine’s Day, but limiting how much we eat is important for our oral health! While it’s okay to indulge here and there, here are some ways you can prevent a sugar attack on your teeth:
- Space out sweets throughout the day, not all at once.
- Don’t eat sugar/desserts right before bed.
- Brush your teeth after snacking to prevent sugar from clinging onto your smile.
- Avoid sticky candies that take longer to dissolve in your mouth.
Keep Up With Your Dentist Appointments
Many of our patients only visit the dentist when something hurts or feels wrong, or assume the hygiene routine they keep up at home is enough to keep their smile healthy. However, one of the most vital parts of your dental health care is going to the dentist regularly. This includes receiving routine x-rays and regular cleanings. Preventative dental care can also help indicate minor issues early on before they become more severe.
Family Dentistry in Frisco
At Frisco's Dentists, Dr. Neal provides dental care for the whole family, including the elderly and children. In fact, Dr. Neal sees children as young as two for their general dentistry needs.
To book your first appointment with our team, contact Frisco's Dentists at: (972) 200-0656