Dentures enhance your smile, especially if you have several missing teeth. However, who would like to start using dentures at an early stage? Maintaining proper oral health will ensure your teeth are strong and intact. Don’t worry if you already have some missing teeth since Beaumont dentures are comfortable when wearing and removing them. Here are some good habits you can adopt to avoid using dentures early.
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Brush your teeth
Dentists recommend brushing your teeth at least three times a day or after every meal. Brushing after every meal ensures that you have removed all the remaining food particles. How you brush your teeth matters a lot. It’s advisable to gently brush teeth using circular motions to remove plaque.
Inappropriate brushing of teeth will neither clean all parts of the teeth nor remove the plaque. Importantly, don’t use a hard-bristled toothbrush because it can damage your gums and the enamel. Brush your teeth for at least two to three minutes, and ensure you brush your tongue also to remove food particles and bacteria.
Replace your toothbrush often
There are cases where people use their toothbrushes for years without changing them. This habit is bad as old toothbrushes harbor bacteria and germs. Make a habit of changing your toothbrush after every three months. When replacing your toothbrush, choose one with soft bristles or go for an electronic model. Consult your dentist on the best toothbrush if you’re not sure of which one to buy.
Limit acidic food intake
Did you know acidic products dissolve calcium and phosphate present on your teeth? Avoid eating acidic food because they take essential minerals that your enamel needs to stay firm—some acidic foods to avoid include soft drinks, citrus juices, spicy food, and coffee. For example, taking dark-colored acidic beverages like coffee can affect your enamel and stain your teeth.
Just like brushing, you’re advised to floss your teeth daily. Flossing your teeth removes food particles in the areas where the toothbrush can’t reach. If those food particles are not removed regularly, they become a crusty deposit called tartar. Tartar traps stains easily, and that can cause teeth discoloration. Tartar also makes it hard for you to remove new bacteria and plaque.
Flossing is done by gently pushing the floss between the teeth and the gum line. Never move your floss up and down since you can easily injure your gum.
Visit your dentist regularly
Visiting a dentist at least twice a year helps the dentist identify any problem early. Ensure you schedule appointments with your dentist for regular professional cleaning. Doing regular professional cleaning prevents the development of gum diseases which can lead to tooth loss.
Taking care of your teeth prevents dental cavities, periodontal disease, and even tooth loss. However, if you already have some missing teeth, you can visit Beaumont Cherry Valley Dental so that they can fit you with their comfortable dentures. Their friendly team will teach you how to wear and take care of your newly fitted teeth.