April 15, 2020
Dr. David Schaefer explains that taking care of your oral health is imperative, especially if you want to keep your teeth for the rest of your life.
Brushing twice, flossing once each day and following a healthy diet that is rich in calcium and vegetables goes a long way in tooth decay and gum disease prevention. Of course, regular checkups with your dentist in Independence are also a vital part of the puzzle.
Why You Need Good Oral Hygiene
Good oral hygiene keeps your teeth and gums free from food particles. If you don’t brush after meals those food particles will convert to bacteria and acid that eat away at the enamel on your teeth.
If you don’t brush and floss that bacteria turns into plaque. Plaque is that sticky film that is left on your teeth after you eat and when you wake up in the morning. If you don’t remove the plaque, it turns into tartar. Tartar is that hard substance that is impossible to remove without professional help.
A Good Diet
Everyone knows that sugar is bad for teeth. Sugar causes cavities and creates serious problems for enamel. If you are a fan of sugary drinks, rinse with water after enjoying and remember to brush after you consume hard candies as those types of foods are like bathing your teeth in a bath full of sugar.
Regular Dental Checkups
Regular dental checkups with Dr. David Schaefer are essential for healthy teeth and gums. Without regular examinations and professional cleanings, tooth decay and gum disease will worsen if left unattended. Sadly, dental problems won’t cure themselves.
When you schedule regular dental checkups, you will also be given and oral cancer screening to detect any abnormalities you may have.
If you would like more information regarding oral hygiene, call or click and talk with a team member from Dr. Schaefer’s office today.