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Oral Health

It's important to care for your oral health to maintain a healthy smile.

You can keep your teeth for your lifetime. Here are some things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth and strong teeth.

  • Drink fluoridated water and brush with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Practice good oral hygiene. Brush teeth thoroughly twice a day and floss daily between the teeth to remove dental plaque.
  • Visit your dentist at least once a year, even if you have no natural teeth or have dentures.
  • Do not use any tobacco products. If you smoke, quit.
  • Limit alcoholic drinks.
  • If you have diabetes, work to maintain control of the disease. This will decrease risk for other complications, including gum disease. Treating gum disease may help lower your blood sugar level.
  • If your medication causes dry mouth, ask your doctor for a different medication that may not cause this condition. If dry mouth cannot be avoided, drink plenty of water, chew sugarless gum, and avoid tobacco products and alcohol.
  • See your doctor or a dentist if you have sudden changes in taste and smell.
  • When acting as a caregiver, help older individuals brush and floss their teeth if they are not able to perform these activities independently.

Did you know?​

Drinks that are acidic and high in sugar can harm and destroy your teeth.

Acidic and sugary beverages soften tooth enamel, which can lead to tooth erosion and decay. Sugar helps to feed harmful bacteria, which creates acids that attack and harm the tooth enamel.

This loss of coating can lead to tooth decay and increases the risk of cavities forming. Additionally, sipping slowly on acidic and sugary drinks exposes you to more harm due to the extended contact time with your teeth.

It is, therefore, essential to limit your intake of fruit juices, soft drinks, and energy drinks, which are high in sugar and acid. Try drinking water, which contains no acid and no sugar- it’s free and good for your health!

Look after your oral health with regular Dentist Check Ups.

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