Mouths Made Healthier With Better Oral Hygiene
As we have previously mentioned, June is designated as Oral Health Month, so we’ll make use of this opportunity to review what most of your already know: the oral health is extremely important to your overall wellbeing. Many things factor into the state of your oral health, and while brushing and flossing are top priority, there are other things everyone can do to ensure they have a healthier mouth.
Nutrition and dietary habits
It’s not all about brushing and flossing (well actually those are top priorities, but you need to do more in order to ensure optimal oral health), making sure you consume food with calcium actually aids in enamel retention. So yes, you do have very good reason to eat that cheese! And while some may like to indulge in some wine with their cheese, it’s important to limit that. Better reason to have some cheese with the wine though!
Other drinks and foods which can stain teeth, like red tomato sauce and berries. You don’t have to cut these items out completely but indulge in moderation and be sure to rinse out your mouth or brush your teeth after eating and drinking, especially with these foods and drinks to break up debris and flush some bacteria.
Regular dental visits Visit the Kansas City, MO office of Dr. Anderson every six months or as advised. Routine cleanings and checkups are essential for maintaining dental health. While brushing and flossing every day is key to keeping your mouth healthy, dental cleanings are also essential, as they clean more deeply and thoroughly than you can do at home, even with an electric toothbrush.
At these visits, Dr. Anderson and his staff will assess your dental hygiene practices and health, addressing any concerns about either in order to intervene any health issues as soon as possible.
No one wants to deal with gum disease or tooth decay, and such issues often arise as a result of lackluster oral health care and subpar hygiene practices. The office of Dr. Anderson strives to take the best care possible of all of our patients. We are proud to keep our patients healthy, but oral health is something to be maintained by the patient with support from the dental team. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Anderson, a Kansas City, Missouri cosmetic dentist, at 816.454.3336.