Sean Abidin, DDS • Vanessa Cao, DDS phone (614) 882-9828

How Can I Improve My Oral Health?

It is not difficult to achieve and maintain total oral health. You can have a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums if you start with some dental tips today.

Do Not Use Tobacco Products

If you smoke, or use smokeless tobacco, you may have noticed the effects it has on your teeth. Your teeth are not as white as they were before you started the habit. However, whiter teeth is only one reason to stop using tobacco products.

Tobacco increases your risk of gum disease and tooth decay. You can develop dental problems even if you brush regularly. Tobacco can cause oral cancer, too. Ask your doctor or dentist for advice on quitting.

Improve Your Diet

Your diet affects your oral health in different ways. First, avoid products that are harmful to your teeth. Acidic, sweet, and sticky foods should not be in your diet. Avoid carbonated beverages, too.

Your diet also affects your oral health from inside your body. When you eat a nutrition-packed diet every day, the nutrition is good for your teeth. A healthy diet is as important to your oral health as it is to your body.

See Your Dentist For Dental Emergencies

If you have tender or bleeding gums, a severe toothache, or a broken tooth, home remedies are not effective. For any dental emergency, consult with your dentist immediately. You will receive appropriate treatment, and a minor problem will not worsen.

Develop A Relationship With Your Dentist

When you visit your dentist regularly, she is one of your professional health care providers. In addition to cleanings and exams, you can ask questions during your appointments. From appropriate dental care products and their proper use, to special issues such as teeth whitening, your dentist is ready to answer your questions.

When you include these tips in your daily life, you can have excellent oral health.

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