Your teeth are important and it should be your goal to keep your smile healthy. It is a common misconception that tooth loss with age is normal, but it is possible to keep your natural teeth for your entire life if you make your smile a priority.
Here are some fun teeth tips to make you smile:
Teeth are Unique
Like fingerprints, teeth are unique and that is why dental records can be used to identify unknown persons. Even identical twins do not have identical teeth. Your teeth are uniquely yours. Bonus fact, your tongue even has a unique print.
Yes, Flossing is Important
We see eye rolls when we tell our patients to floss more, but we mean it. Flossing is very important for keeping your smile healthy. Flossing helps clean parts of your teeth and gums that your toothbrush cannot reach. If you are not flossing you are not fully caring for your smile.
Water is Always a Good Idea
We don’t need to remind you that water is good for your body, but did you know your teeth appreciate a splash of H20 as well? Drinking water after eating or drinking sugary drinks can help wash away bacteria that lead to plaque which causes tooth decay. Water, therefore, can help keep your mouth clean in between brushing sessions.
A Manual Brush Can be Just as Effective as an Electric Brush
An electric brush can help make it easier to ensure you are properly brushing, but a manual toothbrush used properly can be just as effective. You can learn more by reading our article, “Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush – Is There a Difference?”
Your Oral Health Could Impact Your Heart Health
Science has shown a link between poor gum health and heart problems. For example, Harvard Medical School states that persons with periodontal disease (gum disease) are two to three times more likely to develop heart problems such as heart attack and stroke.
Your Teeth are Important
Remember that your teeth are incredibly important and it is possible to keep your natural smile your entire life, you just have to care for your smile properly.