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Oral Hygiene Habits

Posted on 4/10/2023 by Platte Valley Dental Care
Oral Hygiene HabitsTaking care of the teeth by observing oral hygiene is important for the general health of not only your mouth but your entire body. Many people do not know that there is a connection between general overall health and oral health. We need to maintain oral health habits to have that beautiful smile that we have always wanted. Our dental team will teach you ways of ensuring that you have healthy teeth and gums.

Brushing and Flossing

Brushing and flossing is one important things that we should never neglect. This helps in the prevention of cavities and ensures that our teeth do not decay. To keep our mouth healthy brush wash away the food particles in the mouth that cause plaque to be formed. Plaque is bad for the teeth because if it builds up for long can cause a sticky substance known as tartar and can make teeth decay. Brush and floss at least twice daily to ensure that you are safe

Avoid acidic and sugary foods

These are major foods that can bring about tooth decay, the sugary foods like sweets, and cakes will combine with mouth bacteria and form an acid that damages and erodes the enamel of the teeth causing cavities. The acidic foods are also not safe for the mouth and you need to avoid them to stay away from cavities and tooth decay.

Drink plenty of water

Water is life and by drinking plenty of water then you are saving the life of your teeth ensure that you consume lots of water. Water helps in washing away food particles that may be left in the mouth hence reducing the chances of getting cavities. Our dental team will guide you on oral habits that are good for you and will last you a long time.

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Staci Blaha, DDS and Trent Blaha, DDS have created this informative blog to help educate the community of Platte City, MO Did you like a topic? Please contact us today!
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