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Dental Tips After Brushing and Flossing

Dental TipsThere are many dental tips you can follow that will improve the overall health of your gums and teeth. We all know how important having a nice set of teeth is. It is one of the first things people notice about you.

When the condition of your teeth isn't up to par, you tend to feel more self-conscious as you find yourself constantly worrying about what others think about your teeth. You certainly have every reason to be worried. People have a tendency to make assumptions about you based on the condition of your teeth. People view a nice, healthy smile, as younger, more attractive and more successful.

The opposite occurs when your teeth are in bad condition. People view you as older, less attractive, and less successful.

When it comes to taking proper care of your teeth, you've probably heard about how important it is to brush and floss your teeth every day. Dragonfly Dental of Port Charlotte recommends that you brush at least twice a day, and one of those times should right before you go to bed.

You might find yourself wondering if there are other things you can do besides brushing and flossing to keep your teeth healthy.

Let’s take a look at a few post brushing and flossing dental tips:

1. Use an antibacterial mouthwash

While brushing and flossing is enough to clean most of your teeth's surfaces, there are some tight spaces that even floss can't reach. Rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash is a great way to clean those hard-to-reach places.

An antibacterial mouthwash also kills germs in your mouth that cause tooth decay, so your teeth and gums are healthier while it freshens your breath.

2. Limit your sugar consumption

Sugar is like kryptonite for your teeth. The bacteria that live in your mouth love it, and they excrete acids when they are done feasting on all the sugar in the food you consume. It is best to stay away from anything that has lots of sugar like sodas, candy, or desserts.

You are probably still going to consume these things from time to time even though you know it is bad for your teeth. Thus, at the very least, try rinsing your mouth with water afterward to wash some of that sugar and acid off your teeth.

3. Avoid chewing on hard things

There are many people who habitually do things like chewing on ice or biting their nails. If you are one of these people, you are going to have to break your habit if you want your teeth to be healthy. Your teeth are the strongest part of your body, but they also have to deal with the most abuse from acids and pressure when you eat.

It is important to not put more stress on your teeth than necessary. Eat only soft foods that you can easily chew.

Follow the three tips listed above and you might be able to keep all of your natural teeth your whole life. Contact Dragonfly Dental of Port Charlotte to find out more about taking proper care of your teeth.

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