7 Tips to Better Dental Health

7 Tips for Better Dental Health in 2015You may have started 2015 with a few health-related resolutions.  Many of us do.  But as your life gets back on pace following the holidays, you may also find yourself too busy to work on your goals.  We are here to help!

We’ve compiled this simple list of tips to support both your smile, and your dental health.

Tips to Better Dental Health in 2015

Brush your teeth
Brush your teeth 2-3 minutes, twice a day. Make it fun by brushing for the entire length of a song.

Use fluoridated, antimicrobial toothpastes and mouth rinses
These products can help reduce bacteria and plaque, and make the tooth structure resistant to decay.

Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months
Old, frayed toothbrushes aren’t just ineffective, but may hold bacteria which is harmful to your oral health.

Floss your teeth
Floss your teeth every day, for 2-3 minutes. Flossing helps prevent gum disease.

Drink water and milk
Drink water and milk as your beverages of choice for your health.

Chew sugarless gum
This will help clean your mouth, and prevents bad breath.

Take oral hygiene products with you to work
It will increase your opportunity to brush your teeth or use a mouth rinse during the day.

Bonus Dental Health Tip

And one final tip? Make an appointment to see your dentist every six months. They can talk with you about any of the oral health tips provided above, along with any products you may be interested in trying to support your smile. Plus, many other diseases actually start in your mouth– and mirror the condition of your body as a whole. Make your dentist your first step in your overall health care process.