In reality, taking care of your oral health isn't that difficult. Brush twice a day, floss regularly, eat healthily and visit your dentist at least every six months for regular checkups. However, there is more you can do to improve your oral health.
Following are a few unexpected dental tips that work.
Eat Cheese to Prevent Tooth Decay: Very few are those who don't love cheese. And if it helps prevent tooth decay, what could be better? The gooey consistency of cheese works like a sticky tape to trap the bacteria and food residue from the teeth' surface. Munching and chewing on large wedges of cheese can help clean between your teeth as well.
Whiten Teeth with Banana Peel: Don't throw away that peel after finishing your banana. Instead, use it to whiten your teeth. You can do this by rubbing the inside of the peels on your teeth for at least two minutes. The peel is rich in magnesium, potassium, and other minerals, which penetrate your teeth and make them whiter. Since banana peel is entirely natural, it whitens the teeth without making them sensitive.
Don't Brush Your Teeth Right After Eating: If you've heard that brushing teeth as soon as you finish your meal helps get rid of the germs faster, you've been provided with the wrong information. Experts advise waiting at least 30 minutes after a meal. If you've had acidic food or drinks, then you should wait even longer. The acids can dissolve or erode the tooth enamel. Since the teeth are already sensitive during this time, brushing can wear away the enamel much faster.
Aside from practicing good oral care, it is necessary to visit your dentist for your regular checkups. If you reside in Castle Rock, visit Meadows Family Dentistry for an appointment.
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Dr. Preston Polson has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years. Dr. Polson received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado and completed a one-year Hospital based General Practice Residency in Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Polson continues to receive advanced training in restorative, cosmetic, implant, and reconstructive dentistry in an effort to provide each patient with the highest quality dental care possible.