Today we will discuss what you can do to prevent tooth loss. A common mistake is to focus on only the visible teeth, but each tooth has its importance. Your canines and your molars all impact the way that you bite and eat your food. They also affect how you speak. Even losing one tooth can lead to bone mass loss in your jaw, impacting your neighboring teeth. Here is how you can protect your teeth between dental exams and aid in tooth loss prevention.
Eat a Healthy Diet
We’re sure that you’ve heard 100 times before to stay away from sweets. We understand that sometimes there are celebrations or cheat days if you follow a consistent workout regime. Ensure that you’re not eating a lot of sweets each day—everything in moderation. You also know to minimize your acidic beverage intake and drink water after drinking things such as soda or juice. Go for crunchy veggies because they’re excellent at brushing away food debris.
Brush Your Teeth the Right Way to Aid in Tooth Loss Prevention
We know that you’re well aware that you should brush your teeth twice a day. We also want to stress that you should use the proper technique. When you brush too hard, you wear away at your gums and your enamel. If you’re not sure if you’re brushing your teeth the correct way, you can always ask a dentist to demonstrate.
Floss reaches crevices that a toothbrush can’t. Floss helps remove the residue food from between your teeth that can cause bacteria to form in the mouth, leading to tooth decay. We highly suggest that you floss at least once a day.
Refrain From Using Your Teeth as Tools
Everyone wants teeth that are as straight as possible. When you open packages with your teeth, you create fractures. Instead, grab a pair of scissors.
Never Miss a Bi-Annual Dental Exam
We love our patients, but we don’t stress the importance of coming to see us only because we miss your lovely faces. Consistent visits to our office are the best way to catch potential dental health issues early. Dental cleanings are how you prevent cavities and gum disease, along with taking care of your teeth while you’re at home.
For more information on tooth loss prevention and other dental health topics, keep reading our content. The main goal at Catonsville Dental Care is to ensure that all of our patients have beautiful, healthy smiles.
Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care
Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth, or have a wisdom tooth extracted, Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation, you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.