7 Ways To Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
Having a bright and beautiful smile can go a long way towards making better first impressions, having greater self-confidence, and creating positive perceptions of you by your colleagues. In order to attain and maintain a bright and beautiful smile, be sure to follow these 7 tips for keeping your teeth healthy and white as described by Dr. Anthony Mobasser, Los Angeles’ most accomplished cosmetic dentist.
1. Brush regularly ? Brushing your teeth is number one on this list. Twice a day, brush your teeth for three minutes. When selecting a toothbrush, opt for a soft bristled one to avoid damaging the enamel on your teeth. Automatic tooth brushes, are great if you follow manufacturers instructions, if not possibility of gum problems and recessions of the gums can occur. Make sure you also have a tongue scraper, to remove the plaque accumulated in the back and sides of your tongue
2. Floss regularly ? Brushing your teeth can’t solve all of your oral health problems. Food particles get stuck on the surface of your teeth as well as get lodged between the gaps of your teeth, leading to tooth decay and especially gum disease (Periodontal Disease and Gingivitis). Prevent tooth decay by flossing regularly to ensure cleaning(between your teeth) the inter proximal surfaces of your teeth are clean.
3. See a dentist every six months maximum ? Even with proper brushing and flossing techniques, it’s possible for plaque and tartar (calculus) to build up in hard to reach areas which can cause tooth decay (cavities) and gum disease. It’s important to see your dentist for routine checkups and cleanings.Depending on your saliva, and the amount of tartar build ups, It is recommended that your dentist does deep cleanings, or gum treatment when necessary, to prevent further breakdown of your gums. If you are looking for a friendly, top dentist in the Beverly Hills area, contact Dr. Anthony Mobasser on his website at: https://celebritydentist.com/
4. Use mouth rinse ? If you suffer from halitosis (bad breath) or gum disease, try using a mouth rinse to help dispose of bad bacteria in your mouth. Regular use of mouth wash can actually stop cavities from forming! If you do have cosmetic dentistry done on your teeth, avoid using alcohol containing mouthwash, since they can cause harm to your white fillings.
5. Limit sugar intake – If there was ever a “most likely to cause cavities award”, it would definitely go to sugar. Sugar is a main ingredient in many food products including cereals, sodas, and even condiments! Not to mention all of the sweets like candy, cookies, cakes, pies, and other delicious holiday treats. Take a serious look at food labels and be aware of how much sugar you are consuming. Limiting sugar intake can help your teeth and your waistline! It would be a great help if you can brush and floss after consuming sticky sugar products, and it would be best to avoid them at all costs.
6. Limit staining foods ? Drinks like coffee, tea, wine (both red and white) as well as soy sauce and tobacco leave residue on your teeth, darkening the shade and color chroma, with prolonged use even brushing can’t entirely remove them, specially if there are micro cracks on your teeth, due to clenching and grinding.
7. Maintain a healthier diet ? Staying with the food trend, try to have a balanced diet that includes firm fruits and vegetables, (try not to suck on lemons, since they can decalcify the enamel of your teeth, and cause white chalky spots). These foods, high in vitamins and nutrients, actually scrub your teeth as you eat them, consequently avoiding bacteria and plaque to form. Like limiting sugar intake, this tip will also help you keep some unwanted pounds off. Examples of these beneficial foods include carrots, celery, cauliflower, and green beans.
Dr. Anthony Mobasser is a world renowned aesthetic dentist who has performed countless cosmetic dentistry procedures on the country’s most popular celebrities. If you want to own a “celebrity smile”, visit Dr. Mobasser in his Los Angeles, California dental office by making an appointment on his website https://celebritydentist.com/ or calling 310-550-0383.