Teeth, Gums and Essential Oral Health Care Tips

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Are you brushing and flossing your teeth correctly every day? As we brush and floss our teeth, we often forget to brush our tongue as well. Cleaning your tongue is essential to making sure that your oral health remains in optimal condition, especially because bacteria can build up on your tongue just as it can in other areas of your mouth. This tactic, along with many others that you may not commonly think of, can help enhance your smile. To achieve the smile you want, we encourage you to seek out additional methods that you can incorporate into your daily routine to provide necessary oral health care.

For a healthier smiles and body, it is important to avoid unhealthy habits in your life that can potentially destroy your physical and oral health. These habits include smoking and chewing tobacco, as well as using drugs. These habits are extremely addictive and can lead to immediate dental damage in the form of bad breath and tooth stains. Furthermore, excessive use of tobacco can eventually lead to tooth loss and cancer. For additional help with your healthcare, visit our doctor for routine check-ups and professional cleanings.

Were you aware that dietary choices can either help or harm your smile? Although many individuals are aware of the dangers of sugar, most people don’t realize that foods high in starches and carbohydrates can also be unhealthy for your teeth and gums. Many starchy products increase plaque formation, which can increase your risk of developing cavities. Just as sugars can be converted into harmful acids in your mouth, so, too, can starchy substances. By limiting starchy and sugary foods, you can help lower your risk of dental damage.

Are you are ready to improve your oral health care habits for a better smile? If so, you can schedule an appointment with our doctor in Tucson, Arizona, by calling us at 520-298-5556. Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC and our team can’t wait to help you improve your smile so that it can shine brightly for many years to come!