TIPS TO KEEP YOUR TEETH IN TOP SHAPE after vising Brio Dental in Mexico
Brush your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste. This removes plaque, the sticky residue that turns into decay
Floss daily to remove the plaque between your teeth and under gums; once the placque hardens into tarter, only a professional dental cleaning can remove it
See your dentist for 6 month check ups. Your dentist can treat small problems before they turn into big ones.
Try to limit sticky and sugary snacks. These are the ones that stick to your teeth and give the acids time to attack the enamel of your teeth.
Dentists recommend that you replace your toothbrush every couple of months. And buy a toothbrush with soft bristles. They work more effectively than stiff bristles. The soft bristles will flex and clean under your gums better. Brush gently and use circular motions. The better job you do at brushing, the less work the dentist will have to do during your cleanings. That means less scraping and less discomfort for you when you visit the dentist.
If you smoke, or drink coffee or tea, you probably have stains on your teeth. You can use whitening toothpaste between cleanings. At Brio Dental in Mexico, we offer in office bleaching and home whitening trays for you so you can maintain your teeth between dental visits.
Did you know that your diet can play a role in the health of your gums? Eating a balanced diet gives the gum tissue the nutrients they need to stay strong and to resist infections. Eating fibrous foods like raw fruits and vegetables help clean the teeth and soft tissues. Some surprising foods thought to be helpful to your teeth are onions, celery and sesame seeds. Many dentists advise that chewing gum and drinking lots of water are good habits. Both help irrigate the mouth and remove particles of food that can lodge between the teeth.
At Brio Dental in Mexico, cleanings and exams are available at low costs. Make sure you follow the simple steps above to keep your teeth healthy; and see your dentist twice a year. When a problem crops up, don’t wait to see the dentist. With proper care and a regular dental regimen, your teeth can last a lifetime.