Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day is considered to be the bare minimum when pursuing optimum oral health. Beyond brushing and flossing, there are several additional practices that can make the difference between sparkling, shining, healthy teeth or a mouth full of cavities and periodontal disease. The Corona dentists at dental associates of Corona can recommend a few ways you can enhance your routine, and improve oral health.
More on the Importance of Flossing
Now, we may have mentioned flossing as a part of basic dental hygiene, but are you really making a habit of this? Most of us know from talking to our dentist that flossing is important. But it is easy to neglect this important part of your daily self-care routine. What’s more, when you floss can actually make a big difference in how effective the practice is. If you were always trained to floss after you brush, you actually run the risk of keeping oral bacteria and food debris on the surfaces of teeth for an extended period of time. Floss before you brush, and all of those particles and germs can be brushed away with your fluoridated toothpaste and toothbrush. Fluoride is an effective compound in preventing tooth decay.
Your Teeth are What you Eat
You can give yourself a nice advantage when trying to keep teeth healthy by being aware of how the foods and beverages you consume might affect your dental health. High acid levels in certain tangy, tart, or sour foods and drinks virtually attack your tooth enamel, demineralizing it and rendering your dentin susceptible to cavities. You can counter the effects of an acidic beverage such as wine (for example) by eating foods such cheese along with it. Dairy foods like hard cheeses can protect your teeth by coating them with calcium. In general, try to limit your intake of sucrose and acid, and don’t forget to visit the dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
Visit your Corona Dentists
If you’re due for a checkup, or have more questions about oral health, contact Dental Associates of Corona. We offer comprehensive dental care and multi-specialty dentistry. Contact our 92879 dental office at (951) 273-9580 today. We serve patients from Corona, and surrounding communities.