Tips for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Tips for Healthy Teeth and GumsKeeping the teeth and gums healthy is important for maintaining overall wellness. While many oral health issues are linked to poor hygiene, others result from lifestyle factors and the aging process. The following tips will help you avoid health issues that affect the mouth.

Brush and Floss Daily

You should brush at least twice a day for two minutes each time and floss at least once every day. Not only will this routine help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, but it will also reduce your risk of tooth loss in later life.

Avoid Dry Mouth

Aging, dehydration and certain medications are among the most common causes of dry mouth, which raises risks of dental problems. If your mouth is often dry, you can drink water and chew sugar-free gum to help keep it wet, as saliva helps to remineralize your teeth and combat bacteria. You should also talk to your dentist and physician to determine the cause of your dry mouth in order to find a solution.

Limit Alcohol and Avoid Smoking

Alcohol and smoking both damage skin cells in the mouth, increasing cell turnover and opportunities for mutations that could lead to cancer. If you drink alcohol, you can minimize your risk of oral cancer by keeping your intake at or below established limits of one drink per day for women and two for men.

You can also support your oral health by scheduling regular checkups, during which our dentist in Northridge will clean your teeth and inspect your mouth for signs of problems, including cancer. At a consultation, you can learn more about oral health tips from our dentist.


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