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Top Dental Care Tips

Posted on September 30, 2016 by Dr. Mal Braverman

Looking after your teeth is not just about selecting the best dentist in your local area. It’s a constant process that requires dedication and discipline. Here are some top tips to help you manage your oral hygiene in the correct manner:Male doctor sitting with female patient by window, side view

  • Vitamin D: To help us absorb calcium, we need the vitamin D that we get from the sunshine. So, an added benefit of going outside to exercise or relax is that you’ll improve your dental hygiene with the boost of calcium.
  • Saliva: The human body combats bacteria in the mouth with saliva so any foods you can eat to increase saliva production is beneficial to oral hygiene. Eating foods such as cranberries, cherries, limes, and lemons do a good job of promoting saliva production. Also, drink plenty of water as it cleans out bacteria and performs a number of other vital health-related functions.
  • Floss twice daily: Flossing should be completed in the morning and before you go to bed every single day. It removes a lot of the food that brushing did not, and therefore reduces the amount of bacteria that’s going to be produced.
  • Mouthwash: In order to kill germs, mouthwash is required. It only takes 30 seconds so there is no excuse not to do it.

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