While it is important to consistently protect your smile against the threats of tooth decay and gum disease, it can sometimes be hard to stick with the right habits. Changes in your schedule, your health, or even your sleep habits can lead to possible interference with your commitment to proper brushing and flossing. Unfortunately, it only takes a small interruption to stop a person from practicing good hygiene, and that can lead to issues like tartar accumulation, gingivitis, and even tooth decay. Our Vista, CA dentist’s office has helped many people in and around our community to manage their oral health needs. While part of that support is provided through consistent dental checkups, we also provide support and tips to help people take good care of their teeth at home.
Don’t Let A Late Night Or Early Morning Stop You From Cleaning Your Teeth
It may be hard to stick with your usual brushing and flossing habits if your sleep schedule is thrown off by a late night or an early morning. With that said, it can be important to make your dental hygiene a priority even when it feels inconvenient, as skipping or rushing through these habits can lead to the buildup of plaque, which can soon harden to tartar. Even if you feel exhausted, you can give two minutes to proper brushing, and take the time to floss.
Be Thoughtful When Selecting Snacks
Snacks can sneak worrying amounts of sugar into your diet if you are not careful about what you consume. Convenient and tasty items can be easy to enjoy, but be careful to check on the nutritional listings for products you enjoy. If you have recently had to have a dental filling or dental crown placed, you should take time to look more carefully at what you have been eating between meals.
Make Sure You Drink Enough Water
Drinking water instead of sugar-heavy beverages can be good for cavity prevention. Water also helps you protect your smile by helping you avoid problems with dry mouth. People who struggle with dry mouth often have this problem because they are dehydrated. By correcting this issue, you can make it easier for your body to produce saliva, which can help you to naturally fight oral bacteria and wash away food debris during the day.
Melrose Dental Arts Is Proud To Provide Dental Care For The Vista, CA Community!
At our Vista, CA dentist’s office, we have helped many people take great care of their teeth and gums. Part of this support is through the encouragement and information given to help them take great care of themselves between visits. This is in addition to the cosmetic and restorative services provided at our office. To find out more about how we help patients take care of their oral health, you can reach Melrose Dental Arts at 760-724-9117.