Here are four steps from your Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist to keep your teeth clean and healthy.
First, remember to not hide from your dentist. Close to 50% of adults in the US do not see a dentist on a yearly basis. The problem with this is that regular visits help catch issues such as decay, gum disease, and cancer at an early stage when these issues are treatable.
Additionally, most do not keep their brushing habits up to par. When brushing your teeth, remember to position your toothbrush 45 degrees toward your gum line, and to use gentle, circular strokes. The bristles on the brush should not bend because if they are, you’re brushing too hard.
Third, as you must already know smoking has a very detrimental impact on your health. The nicotine and tar in cigarettes turn your teeth an unsightly shade of yellow, and they eat away at your gums. Tobacco chemicals can also cause mouth sores that could turn into cancer.
Lastly, do not forget to floss. Flossing is fundamental to keeping teeth and gums clean, but you need to do it correctly. When flossing, you should use approximately two inches of floss between your fingers, and keep the floss tight against your tooth to break up plaque while leaving your gums in good shape.
In the end, you should cut down on the sugar, avoid smoking, and brush and floss twice a day to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Stay tuned for more from your Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist.