Good oral hygiene is essential to have and keep good and healthy teeth throughout your life. And when it comes to dental health, the saying “prevention is better and cheaper than cure” can’t be more accurate.Find some tips below to help you maintain tip-top dental health:
- Eat raw vegetables. Not only do fresh vegetables have numerous health benefits, but they are also helpful in the preservation of your white teeth. When you chew on them, they work like sponges, removing stains on your teeth. So from now on, help yourself to a bowl with raw veggies instead of chips.
- Drink as minimal carbonated drinks (soda) and other acidic drinks as possible. These kinds of drinks accelerate the wear of the tooth enamel (erosion).
- Brush your teeth twice a day consistently maintaining a fixed brushing routine, at least once before going to sleep. But do not brush immediately after eating or drinking acidic beverages or foods. Preferably use an electric toothbrush. Scientific research has shown that this is more effective than brushing with the manual toothbrush.
- Floss daily to clean the space between your teeth. This way, you prevent inflamed gums and holes.
- Stimulate the production of protective saliva by chewing on sugar-free chewing gum. Saliva has a neutralizing and protective effect on your teeth.
- Avoid smoking. In addition to being very unhealthy, it also causes stains on your teeth and an increased chance of periodontal problems.
- Visit the dentist twice a year for a check-up. If an annual dental check-up is sufficient, we will discuss this with you.
- Take your child from an early age (we advise at least two years and older) to the dentist to become familiar with the practice and check-up.
- Start brushing the children’s teeth with toddler toothpaste with fluoride and a soft toothbrush as soon as the first teeth come through.
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