Tips for Preventing Dental Problems

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Teeth are made of the strongest substance in the human body, and they are designed to last just as long as you do. Unfortunately, many people lose teeth as early as their thirties. With the right care and preventive dentistry, you can prevent dental problems and keep your smile healthy for life.

1- Brush, floss, rinse, and repeat – Healthy smiles start at home. Brushing and flossing are among the healthiest habits you can have. Brush your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush for about two minutes each time. Floss or use an interdental cleaner to clean between your teeth daily, and use an antimicrobial or fluoride cleaner mouthwash after you brush. By doing this every day, you can significantly reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

2- Eat a healthy diet – Starchy, sugary, and processed foods do not nourish your body or your teeth, and can instead feed the oral bacteria responsible for gum disease and tooth decay. Instead, eat a smile-healthy diet full of nutritious fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean proteins, and heart-healthy fats.

3- Visit us regularly – Regular dental visits give us a chance to check your smile for signs of problems and recommend preventive treatments or ways to improve your dental routine. Most people can benefit from biannual checkups, but we may recommend more or less frequent visits based on your personal risk factors.

Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Torrance.