Along with regular checkups at Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, brushing and flossing your teeth every day is the best way to maintain good dental health. But there are other things you can do to protect your smile, and we’ll review some of them here.
Chewing sugared gum all day.
Cavities, a sore jaw, or broken bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.
Drinking soda and energy drinks.
These sugary, acidic beverages are very efficient at eroding enamel.
Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is quite durable. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, from time to time they win, resulting in a chipped tooth.
Maybe you think brushing is enough. It isn’t! Flossing your teeth cleans away fragments of food and plaque between teeth.
Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
A soft bristled brush is the best suited tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.
Delaying dental checkups.
Don’t wait until something hurts. Get a checkup twice a year!
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