It's not easy to maintain consistent good oral health. That's because in the invisible but serious battle against gum disease and tooth decay, there's no neutral ground. You're either fighting it offensively, or you're losing. The moment after you brush and floss, those native oral bacteria are repopulating in their favorite playground, your mouth. Our approach includes the professional cleanings that your dentist provides and an emphasis on careful patient education so that you can continue the battle effectively at home.
How To Maintain Your Dental Health
- Achieve a balanced diet. This can be achieved by eating a variety of foods preferably from each of the five major food groups: breads, cereals and other grain products; fruits; vegetables; meat, poultry and fish; milk, cheese and yogurt.
- Limit the number of snacks that you eat. If you do snack, choose nutritious foods, such as cheese, raw vegetables, plain yogurt or a piece of fruit. Each time that you eat foods that contain sugars or starches, brush your teeth.
- Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Clean between your teeth daily with floss.
- Maintain your regularly scheduled check-ups with your dentist.
Dr. Caudill and his team strongly agree that dental health is the key to good overall health. Stay tuned for additional blogs on plaque, oral hygiene, and other dental health topics.