20 Nov

Four Things You Should be Doing for Your Teeth Every Day

You know that you should be brushing and flossing your teeth every day, but are you aware of other things you should be doing for your oral health? Here are just four things that you should do for your teeth every day.

Use Mouthwash

Using a therapeutic mouthwash with fluoride is a great way to protect your teeth from decay and harmful bacteria. Although brushing and flossing are important, they often loosen up debris and bacteria that need to be removed from the mouth. A therapeutic mouthwash is the finishing touch to your dental routine and will also make your breath smell great!

Chew Gum

Studies show that chewing sugarless gum is very healthy for your teeth. When you chew sugarless gum, it helps pull debris and bacteria from the teeth and gums between meals. Chew a piece of gum after each meal when you can’t brush or floss. Chewing gum also promotes a healthy jaw.

Scrape Your Tongue

Most people ignore their tongue when brushing their teeth. You can brush your tongue, or you can purchase a tongue scraper. Cleaning your tongue is important because it, too, harbors bacteria that can be harmful to your mouth. Cleaning your tongue will also improve your breath.

Eat or Drink Dairy

If you are able, you should eat cheese, drink milk, or find some other source of calcium to ingest each day. Calcium is important for maintaining the enamel on your teeth, which protects them from bacteria and decay. 

If you need more information about how to care for your teeth between dental visits, contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.

Dr. Obrochta