Sharing Ways to Take Care of Your Teeth with Your Brick NJ Dentist
It’s important to get into a routine of healthy dental habits at home to make sure that your teeth are being properly taken care of. Of course, your bi-annual visits to the dentist are important, but we want to make sure that your smile is in the best shape that it can be when we’re not around! Below, your Brick NJ dentist discusses some helpful tips and tricks to take care of your oral and dental health when you’re at home or on the go.
Cut Amount of Coffee, Sodas, and Other Acidic Beverages
Sometimes, it can be difficult to start your day without a cup of coffee! But we highly recommend that patients limit the amount of coffee and other acidic beverages that they drink throughout the day. If you drink coffee throughout your entire day, you’ll have more to worry about than just coffee stains on your teeth. The acidic bitterness of your coffee will change your pH levels and create an unbalance, drying out your saliva glands and limiting the amount of saliva produced. Soda and sports drinks do the same, so try to switch these beverages out for some water instead!
Brushing your teeth isn’t the only thing that needs to be done every day—flossing is an important part of your oral and dental routine and gives you a more thorough cleaning of your teeth. Floss is able to remove and loosen the bacteria from the hard-to-reach spots in between your teeth and, with the help of mouth wash, you can rinse and spit them right out! If regular flossing is difficult to you, don’t be afraid to ask us about other alternative methods like a water flosser.
Your Brick NJ dentist wants every patient to have the smile that they deserve and we want to work together to make it happen! To ask any questions, comments, concerns, or to schedule an appointment with our office, call us today at (732) 477-7272.