Do you partake in any unhealthy habits that may be contributing to poor oral health? Bad habits are known for just that: being bad. Thus, they should be avoided as much as possible, especially if they can potentially damage not just your teeth and gums but also your physical health. In addition to avoiding unhealthy habits, it is important to also avoid unhealthy foods that may cause additional damage. Also, be sure to clean your mouth with effective tools, ensuring that your teeth and gums have the best chance of continuing to thrive throughout your life.
Building a better smile includes making sure that you are taking the necessary steps to properly care for your teeth and gums. Incorporating optimum prevention techniques into your daily routine can drastically guard your smile against dental damage. These techniques include brushing and flossing your teeth, as well as limiting the intake of unhealthy dietary products, such as starchy foods or sugary sweets. Avoiding these foods can lower your risk of dental erosion and help slow the speed of plaque formation.
To help contribute to better oral health, you can make sure that you are avoiding unhealthy habits in your lifestyle that can slowly deteriorate and damage your teeth. This includes exercising caution with any unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as smoking or chewing tobacco, or using drugs. These products can immediately stain your teeth and cause bad breath. On a more serious note, tobacco and drugs can also lead to future dental disaster in the form of infections, tooth loss and cancer. To protect your smile, remove these unhealthy products from your life.
If you would like to learn more about how you can achieve optimal oral health, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Ryan Gilreath, Dr. Scott Antonio, and Dr. Andrew Ponton, by calling us at 843-764-3081. Save your smile and prepare for a lifetime of oral health care success by visiting our dental office in Goose Creek, South Carolina, today!