Yes, a healthy lifestyle can do more for you than improve your physical appearance. In fact, it can help you have a healthy smile. This is why our Thompson Dental team encourages you to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape by having a healthy lifestyle. You can do so by doing the following things:
Keep up on oral hygiene: Keep your smile in tip-top shape by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing your smile once a day, and rinsing your mouth daily. When you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. When you floss, use a product that slides easily between your teeth and doesn’t harm the gums. When you rinse, use antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash.
Have a balanced diet: Having a balanced diet can help your entire body, especially your mouth. So, it’s best to avoid consuming acidic and sugary products. However, if you do consume these products, it’s important that you brush your teeth at the right times and you make sure the bacteria in your mouth is destroyed.
Avoid using tobacco products: Smoking, chewing, and using tobacco products can severely damage your smile. It can cause tooth decay, tooth discoloration, and even oral cancer, so it’s best to avoid tobacco altogether.
If you keep up on oral hygiene, have a balanced diet, and avoid using tobacco products, you’ll be on your way to having a healthy smile in Laguna Niguel, CA. For more information and details, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at 949-558-0111. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Thompson, if you’re due for your next dental cleaning and exam. We are happy to help you reach your smile goals!