Dental health and a stunning smile depend on much more than simply brushing regularly. In today’s Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry post, we present a quick refresher course on critical lifestyle practices that affect oral health. You are probably familiar with most of these recommendations, but it is helpful to get a reminder once in a while. We encourage all of our patients to maintain a lifestyle that promotes dental health as well as overall physical health. After all, the two are inseparable.
Eat a nutritious diet.
Eat calcium-rich dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt to neutralize acids that attack enamel.
Brush gently but meticulously at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
Make sure you clean thoroughly between teeth with dental floss or interdental cleaners such as flossing picks.
Get your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year.
Have a dental examination twice yearly with Dr. Stewart or Dr. Hull in Comstock Park.
Eat sugar frequently. Sugar triggers the production of detrimental cavity-causing acids that weaken enamel.
Snack throughout the day. This speeds up plaque production and subjects the teeth to constant bombardment with acids.
Chew on ice.
Use your teeth as tools. Ever.
Get oral piercings.
Ignore tooth pain or sensitivity.
If you have oral pain or haven’t visited a dentist in a while, call Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 616-784-2377 to schedule an appointment. Tooth problems get worse over time – especially if there is decay or gum disease.
At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we serve the Comstock Park area with exceptional dental care including general and cosmetic dentistry. Ask us about implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, porcelain veneers and Zoom! teeth whitening.
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