You are always on the go and life is busy. We know your daily oral hygiene may not be the first thing on your mind as you rush to work and school or the little league field. Lilburn, GA general dentist Dr.Harry McCool wants to help you keep your teeth clean all day long. Dr. McCool and our dental health care team provide you with some smart tips for keeping your teeth clean and healthy on the go.
Your diet directly impacts your oral health. We know it is easy to pick up some chips or a chewy granola bar for a quick snack, but we encourage healthier snack options. Eating well will help maintain your beautiful smile and your overall health. Mixed nuts, veggies and hummus or fresh fruit are all healthy snacks. These snack options are high in fiber, low in processed sugars and help stimulate saliva production.
Brush & Floss More Than Twice
Brushing your teeth after every meal and snack is ideal for keeping up your best oral health. On your next trip to the restroom, brush your teeth. Keeping your teeth clean through out the day can prevent plaque build up.
Floss picks are a great option for on the go busy life styles. Floss picks are easily portable and can contribute to preventing food debris from getting stuck in your teeth.
After a meal, chew some sugar-free ADA approved gum. Some studies have shown that chewing sugar free gum helps to deter tooth decay. Chewing gum can stimulate saliva production, your bodies natural oral cleanser, keeping teeth clean. Salvia helps remove food debris and neutralizes acids and repairs tooth enamel. Just make sure the gum is sugar-free.
Staying hydrated benefits your whole body. Drinking water is good for mouth, body, and mind. Carrying a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day is an excellent way to make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Like saliva, water helps clean between your teeth and encourages healthy saliva production.
Visit Your Lilburn, GA Dentist
While these helpful hints can help encourage good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing twice a day is still an essential part of maintaining your optimal oral health. Bi-annual dental check ups with Dr. McCool can help keep your teeth and gums in top condition and contribute to preventing the development of advanced dental concerns. Contact our Lilburn, GA dentist office to schedule your next dental check up or schedule a visit online.