There are so many
things that can make improving your
a challenge. When you take into consideration how easy it is
to develop certain dental issues, such as periodontal disease and tooth decay,
it pretty obvious how important it is for you to take preventative action
sooner than later. Dr. James Lesinki has five tips for you to use to improve
and maintain optimal dental health.
1. Brush and
floss your teeth every day. Regular brushing and flossing helps to prevent
harmful bacteria from growing inside of your mouth. They also help to prevent
plaque and tartar buildup. Be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride
and brush your teeth at least twice a day. Do not forget to replace your
toothbrush at least three times a year.
2. Use mouthwash
daily. Rinsing with mouthwash does not just freshen your breath, it can also help
to strengthen the enamel on your teeth and keep your gums healthy.
3. Avoid tobacco products. Tobacco
products stain the teeth and increase your risk of developing certain health
conditions, such as gum disease and oral cancer.
4. Watch your
diet. Reduce your intake of sugary and stain-causing foods and carbonated
beverages. Once these substances come in contact with the bacteria in your
mouth, they produce acid which eats away at the enamel on your teeth.
5. See a dentist
regularly for checkups and periodontal maintenance
. It is a good idea to see your dentist at least every six months. If you
suffer from gum disease or other dental issues, you should see them more often.
Although your teeth are made of bone, they still need to be
cared for in order to protect them from harm. With regular dental care and good
oral hygiene, it is possible for you to enjoy good oral health for the rest of
To learn more on how to care for your teeth and gums, or to
schedule an appointment with Dr. Lesinski, call (716) 650-4003 today.
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