Going to the dentist is something that most people dread, at least to some degree. Even if you have healthy teeth, a trip to see dentist’s office isn’t’ exactly like a trip to the candy store. Although those trips to the candy store might be just what will land you in the dentist’s chair!
You can’t put it off for too long, but there are some things you can do at home to keep your teeth healthy between regular visits. Doing the right things at home will mean easier visits that are more comfortable for you.
You’ll also be in and out a lot quick. Isn’t that worth a little bit of effort right there?
Brush and Floss Regularly
You know that you need to brush your teeth and floss on a regular basis. But do you really know how often you should be doing those things?
If you ask your dentist, he or she will tell you that you need to be brushing after every meal. Flossing is something that you should really be doing after your meals as well, but at least once per day.
To avoid damaging tooth enamel, wait about 20 to 30 minutes before brushing after eating acidic foods or drinking acidic beverages like coffee or lemonade.
Avoid Carbohydrate-Rich Snacks
Carbohydrate-rich snacks like crackers and potato chips get stuck between your teeth. Even worse, the sugars start attacking your enamel almost immediately.
If you do enjoy snacking on these things, pair them with foods that are good for your teeth. Cheese, apples and even chicken help to clean the teeth and avoid carb-heavy foods from working overtime on your pearly whites.
Make a Dental Appointment
You might want to put it off for as long as possible, but going to the dentist is something that you really need to do. Your dentist will tell you to make an appointment every six months, and this really is the best way to keep your teeth healthy.
If you don’t go to see a Brooklyn NY dentist regularly you might find yourself needing expensive, painful dental work before you know it. Nobody wants to go to the dentist really, but even fewer people want to suffer through a root canal.
Get regular dental checkups and have your dentist call you to schedule appointments ahead of time. That way you won’t forget because you’re just too busy.
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