One of the best ways to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible is to exercise as many preventative measures as you can. In fact, keeping your teeth clean and healthy should be a main health concern because the health of your teeth and gums affects your whole body.

Here are some ways to make sure that you always have clean and healthy teeth and gums for the best possible prevention of cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.

• Brush and floss twice a day.
First, make sure that you are brushing and flossing at home at least two times a day. If you want extra credit, you can also brush and floss after every meal.

• Avoid sugary foods.
You should make an effort to avoid sugary foods whenever possible. Sugar attacks the enamel on your teeth, and you need that enamel in order to protect your teeth from disease and cavities.

• Avoid using your teeth as tools.
You should always avoid using your teeth as tools to pull off clothing tags, break open packages, or do anything else other than break apart food. This damages your teeth and increases the likelihood of cracks and fractures.

• Get regular cleanings.
Finally, make sure that you are getting regular cleanings at your dentist’s office. Dental experts recommend getting at least two cleanings every year by a licensed dental hygienist. However, if you can only get to your dentist once a year for a cleaning, this is the next best thing.

Contact Smile Center of Silicon Valley

If you haven’t gotten your dental cleaning in a while, contact Smile Center of Silicon Valley today. We can set you up with an appointment for a checkup with a dentist and a cleaning with a dental hygienist. We look forward to hearing from you!