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Tips for a Healthy Mouth
Tips for a Healthy Mouth

A healthy smile can truly trans form your visual appearance, the positivity of your mind-set, as well as improving the health of not only your mouth but your body too. Check out this tips to achieve maximum oral health.

  • Brush your teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Clean in between your teeth at least once a day using interdental brushes or floss.
  • To check if you have bad breath lick your wrist, let it dry and give it a sniff, if it smells your breath probably does too.
  • If you use mouthwash don’t use it directly after brushing as you rinse away the fluoride from your toothpaste.
  • Quit smoking to help reduce the chances of tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss, and in more severe cases mouth cancer.
  • Make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride; it helps strengthen tooth enamel making it more resistant to decay.
  • Change your toothbrush every two to three months or sooner if it becomes worn as it will not clean the teeth properly.
  • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend. Click HERE to book your appointment with Lucke Dental.
  • Help to overcome dental anxiety by taking a friend with you for support or listen to music to help you relax and focus on something else.
  • Visiting a dental hygienist can help give you excellent tips and advice on preventing dental problems.
  • Chew sugar-free gum after eating or drinking, especially sugary foods, to help protect your teeth and gums in between meals.
  • Wait an hour after eating or drinking anything before brushing as then enamel will be softened and you could be brushing away tiny particles.
  • A varied diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fresh fruit and vegetables can help to prevent gum disease.
  • Finishing a meal with a cube of cheese is a great, and tasty, way to reduce the effect of acids from the foods damaging your teeth.
  • Avoid snacking and try to only have sugary foods and drinks at mealtimes, reducing the time your teeth come under attack.
  • If you have a sweet tooth try to choose sugar free sweets and drinks which contain xylitol as it can actively contribute to your oral health.
  • Weaning your baby off the bottle early can help them avoid developing dental problems.
  • Parents should try and supervise your children’s tooth brushing until they are about 7 years old.
  • Take your child to the dentist early, as soon as their teeth start to appear, this will help them get used to the sights, sounds and smells of a dental practice.
  • Use a timer or brush a long to a song to ensure your children are brushing for the correct amount of time.
  • Use a reward chart to track your children’s brushing habits and get them actively involved in brushing their teeth.
  • Use disclosing tablets to show areas of your children’s mouth which may need better brushing.

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479-582-1312

We are conveniently located in Fayetteville, AR across the street from Fiesta Square.

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Lucke Dental
615 Appleby Rd.
Fayetteville, AR 72703

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