There are simple things you can do every day to keep your teeth as healthy as possible. The team at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville has compiled the following list of things not to do.
Chewing sugared gum all day.
Cavities, a sore jaw, or broken bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.
Drinking soda and energy drinks.
These sugary, acidic beverages are extremely efficient at eroding enamel.
Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is pretty tough. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, from time to time they win, resulting in a chipped tooth.
Maybe you think brushing is sufficient. Following brushing with a conscientious flossing job gets rid of particles of food and plaque between teeth.
Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
A soft bristled brush is the most appropriate tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.
Delaying dental checkups.
Don’t wait until something hurts. We recommend twice-yearly cleanings and checkups as the best way of staying ahead of any problems.
At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we want the best possible dental health for all our patients. People from North Waldorf, East Huntingtown, and South Laplata come to us for complete general and family dentistry, restorative dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup today!
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