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6 Tips for Better Oral Health

April 1, 2018

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Better oral health starts with a good oral hygiene routine. It can also lower the risk of oral diseases. Here are a few tips for better oral health. 

  1.  No Tobacco

Smoke can give you bad breath, stained teeth, and less taste or smell. This will not create better oral health. Did you know? When you breathe, smoke limits the blood flow in the gums. Also, tobacco has over 4,000 chemicals that hurt health. Yes, tobacco can lead to oral cancer. Even tobacco without smoke causes disease and decay. The main tip? Better oral health starts by quitting tobacco. Yes, you can do it!

  1.  More Floss

Flossing is easy to forget. But, flossing is key to better oral health. Why? When you floss, you take away bacteria in your teeth. If you do not do this, bacteria can cause tooth decay. Oh, no! Even more, you could get gum disease.

  1.  Use Good Mouthwash

Mouthwash reduces your chance of gum disease. Fluoride is a natural way for better oral health. Also, an antibacterial rinse can fight plaque. What else? You can stop bad breath and gum disease. Of course, read the label on the bottle first. Then, talk with our dental team at Palmetto Dental Associates.

  1.  Treat Pain Early

Don’t treat pain alone! Or worse, don’t ignore it. If you have pain, visit Palmetto Dental Associates right away. Our dental team will look at your teeth, gums, and mouth. Waiting can cause more damage. Poorly treating the issue or ignoring it will not lead to better oral health. The main rule? When in doubt, get it checked out!

  1.   Use Good Floride

Fluoride protects your teeth from decay. If this happens, you may need a filling, or worse, lose the tooth. Two types are systemic and topical. Systemic is eaten while topical is put on the tooth. Where do you get it? Tap water! This is a good source of fluoride for all ages.

  1.   Better Oral Health

For better oral health, visit Dr. Hortman twice a year. The team will take an in-depth look in your mouth. They look for problems or issues below the surface. If you have not visited Palmetto Dental Associates in a while, come to see us!

Better oral health is possible! To begin, brush daily, eat well, and visit us twice a year. You can do this. For more, call or click to see us today.

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