No matter how busy your life gets, the importance of your oral health and wellness cannot be underestimated. Keeping that in mind, here are three tips that will keep you out of the dentist’s chair and allow you to enjoy your life with healthy teeth. 

Moderation is vital

We can’t wait to try all of the delicious foods in the world. However, some of them may negatively affect our teeth and gums. Soft drinks that contain acids and sugars, such as lemonade, sweet tea, soda, and alcoholic beverages, can harm your teeth. Corn on the cob and bones in meat damage teeth and cause them to stick between them. It would help if you always had floss on hand. Although avoiding all sweets isn’t fun, neither is suffering from a toothache, so be sure to limit your consumption. 

 It is not recommended to open bottles with your teeth. 

Almost everyone has seen someone open a bottle with their teeth or has done it themselves. Your teeth are used in your haste to get back to the celebrations, so you struggle to open a bottle. However, teeth aren’t intended for such tasks. This may result in a broken or painful tooth. Though it may seem like the quickest and easiest solution, it is not the smartest thing to do. Remember that your teeth are precious; don’t abuse them.

Always put safety first!

Help prevent injuries to your mouth by wearing a mouth guard when necessary while participating in sports.  According to the American Dental Association, mouthguards prevent more than 200,000 oral injuries each year. Whether you’re a professional athlete or play recreationally, you should wear the proper mouth protection to protect your teeth.

Keeping up with your regular oral hygiene routine is the best thing you can do for your oral health. Maintain healthy teeth and gums by brushing two to three times a day, flossing daily, and scheduling your next visit with our periodontist.

Tar Heel Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Phone: (919) 844-7140
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10931 Strickland Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27615